Two Pairs of Early George III Cast Candlesticks

Maker: 
One pair by William Cafe, the other by Ebenezer Coker
Dated: 
1764 & 1767
Dimensions: 
10.25" High (both Pairs)
Weight: 
40.3 oz and 40.7 oz

Each on a stepped square base with gadroon borders, the bases of the columns domed and spirally fluted rising to gadrooned knops, The mid sections plain and tapering out to panelled knops all below spool-shaped sconces with upper and lower gadrooned bands. The square nozzles spirally fluted, the pair by William Cafe having extra ropework to the edges. The pair by Ebenezer Coker engraved with crests on the sconces.

Price: 
£4450 and £4750 or £8400 for the four
Provenance: 

The crest is that of either Ansert or MacDonald of Scotland

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Cast candlesticks have always been one of the most popular items in English silver perhaps because they make a statement either just placed on a table or sideboard, or with lighted candles creating a special atmosphere. The two pairs here are not particularly rare but are good examples by two of the most prolific candlestick makers of the 18th century.