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Pair of Sheffield Plate Candlesticks 18th Century

Item#: JU359

Price: $1000.00


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Corinthian columns style with spread square bases and decorative groove (gadroon) borders. Fluted shafts and capitals with detachable gadrooned bobeche, unmarked circa 1790. Height 30.5 cm., These candlesticks are treasured for their Georgian silver style and uniqueness The Old Sheffield Plate technique was introduced in 1742 as a cheaper alternative to silver and involves rolling and fusing a thick sheet of copper and a thin sheet of silver, the silver on the copper sheet is left wafer thin. Genuine Old Sheffield plated silver was made only from 1742 until 1860, which is when electroplating, began.