Garniture silver-plated & partly gilded candelabra & comports

Garniture silver-plated & partly gilded candelabra & comports

£15,000

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Reference

6835

Fine quality and highly decorative suite of silver-plated and partial gilt candelabra and comports. All four pieces have central cast and finely detailed puti or cherubs, each upholding either the branches of the candelabra or the compressed circular bowl holders. Each base rests on egg and dart pattern circular supports and the entire suite is beautifully decorated with applied classical Greek theatrical masks and panels of cornucopia, scrolling foliage and flowers set against a mottled ground.

The two glass bowls are crisply hand-cut with a diamond and lattice pattern as well as a starburst in the base of each.

Dimensions below are for the candelabra. The comports are 375mm (14¾) tall including the bowls, which in turn are 233mm (9¼") diameter.

Elkington is one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate. Established by George Richards Elkington in 1836, and joined by other Elkington family, the firm revolutionised the silver industry when George Richards Elkington discovered, perfected and patented an electroplating technique to deposit a layer of silver and fuse it onto the surface of a base metal. It was extremely successful and gave birth to a large new market of silver-plated tableware. The firm employed some of the best British and European designers of the day and produced decorative silver in a wide variety of styles.

This wonderful silver-plated suite is not available to purchase online. Please get in touch if you are interested to buy it.

Dimensions:

Height 633 mm / 24 1316"
Width 340 mm / 13 1332"
Year

March 1877

Place

Birmingham

Condition

Excellent

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