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Pair of Old Sheffield Plate Cluster Columnar Candlesticks

Henry Tudor c1770

Item Code: CC1770HT
Stock: SOLD
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These silver–plated candlesticks where part of The Gordon Crosskey Collection of Sheffield Plate.
Illustrated within his book – Old Sheffield Plate: A History of the 18th Century Plated Trade by George Crosskey, and Illustrated fig 409.

Pair of George III Old Sheffield Plate Cluster Columnar Candlesticks by Henry Tudor c1770.
Old Sheffield plate was created during the first half of the 18th century and ceased around 1840's. Sheffield plate is not to be confused by the products termed Silver Plate, EPNS or even items marked "Sheffield" as these are process names and manufacturing location marks not applicable to old Sheffield plate. Old Sheffield Plate was a procedure of rolling a thicker sheet of copper with a thin sheet of silver under pressure by a roller system until they fused together, these bonded sheets was then fashioned by the silversmith to create the finished item. Over years of cleaning the top silver layer wares, displaying the base metal of copper below, known as "bleeding" This can create a lovely contrast and is intrinsic with this process of making.
This pair of candlesticks are a beautiful example of Old Sheffield Plate, cluster columnar with tapered candle holders and detachable sconces. Floral leaf design to the candle holders with border design to the sconces. Square plinth design bases with fauna and flora detailing. Three symbol marks to each base front that of Henry Tudor with his initials engraved to both sconces. Both bases fitted with green felt for surface protection.

Both candlesticks are in good condition with rubbing to silver parts showing copper base, known as "bleeding" please see images. Both sit flat and level with marks all clear and legible, with no major defects. A great pair of early George III old Sheffield plate candlesticks.

Pair of Silver Candlesticks
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Gordon Crosskey Collection of Sheffield Plate
Illustrated: Crosskey, 2013, fig 409

Candlestick Details
Year: c1770
Maker: Henry Tudor & Co
Period: George III
Metal: Old Sheffield Plate

Marks Struck
Makers Initials: HT & Co
Makers Mark Symbol: Marked three times to base edges

Grams: 1,980 / Troy Ounces: 63.67
Metal: Rolled Silver on Copper

Height: 330 mm (33.0 cm)
Base Diameter: 130 mm (13.0 cm)
Sconce Diameter: 65 mm (6.5 cm)

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