Undoubtedly the most requested of all articles of silver are candlesticks. Although candlesticks were used in the earliest of homes everywhere, survivors, pre-1660 are rare. Candlesticks were first cast in France in 1690,1 the technique being rapidly adopted everywhere. Pairs are always preferred, but the most elegant tables require a set of four.

Tapersticks are miniature replicas of candlesticks for holding wax sticks used for sealing letters. They were used primarily from 1685 until 1775, when coiled tapers virtually replaced them. Single tapersticks are often the more easily acquired as their origins were other than for lighting, and they are extremely desirable in pairs.



George III Pair Silver Tapersticks
London, 1760                  #20266
Maker: William Cafe
Height: 5 inches    Weight: 11 ounces
Bases engraved with contemporary crests





Fine George II Pair Silver Candlesticks
London, 1734                          #20255
Maker: John White
(Grimwade mark #1735)
Height: 7 1/16 inches    Weight: 33 ounces
Bases engraved with contemporary crests





George II Pair Silver Candlesticks
London, 1759                  #20256
Maker: William Cafe
(Grimwade mark #3097)
Height: 9 7/8 inches    Weight: 36 ounces
Bases and bobeches engraved with contemporary crests






George II Pair Silver Candlesticks  -  SOLD
London, 1730                  #20253
Maker: James Gould
(Grimwade mark #1713)
Height: 7 inches    Weight: 26 ounces
Bases engraved with contemporary crests





Two Pair Cast Sterling Candlesticks by Tiffany & Co.
New York, 1929                                 #20252
Production #21448
George III style with removable bobeches
Height: 10 ĺ inches






Fine American Sterling Cast Candlesticks Set (4) 
Currier & Roby, New York, N.Y.           #20250
Makerís mark entered 1901
George II style, condition is mint
Height: 7 inches    Base: 4 inches    Weight: 60 ounces





Pair Elizabeth II Silver Candlesticks
London, 1977                    #20258
Spink & Son
Octagonal faceted George I style
Height: 6 ľ inches     Weight: 31 ounces






Pair Elizabeth II Silver Candlesticks
Sheffield, 1955-1956           #20259
Maker: HA/Harry Atkin, Atkin Brothers, Ltd
Made for Tiffany/England, Atkin Brothers Silversmiths
Corinthian column, weighted bases, finest quality, mint condition
Marked on bases and on removable bobeches
Height: 10 3/8 inches






Pair Cast Sterling Candlesticks by Tiffany & Co.
New York, 1913                              #20260
Production #18446
George II style with removable bobeches
Height: 9 inches       Weight: 36.5 ounces





Pair Eliz.II Silver Candlesticks - SOLD
 London, 1986                   #20261
Maker: Asprey
George II style, condition is mint
Height: 6 inches      Weight: 32 ounces







1 Holland, Margaret, Phaidon Guide to Silver, Oxford, 1978, p. 178