26 October 2007
A MATCHED PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER CANDLESTICKS
THE FIRST MARK OF JOHN CAFE, LONDON, 1752, THE SECOND MARK OF WILLIAM CAFE, LONDON, 1759
Each with a square base with scroll and shell corners, with a knopped stem and a spool-shaped socket, with a conforming detachable nozzle, engraved with the same crest, each marked underneath and on socket, that of William Cafe marked additionally on detachable nozzle
8 in. (20.4 cm.) high; 30 oz. 10 dwt. (963 gr.) (2)
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