A RARE PAIR OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY IRISH SILVER CAST CANDLESTICKS.
EACH OF KNOP BALUSTER FORM, WITH SQUARE STEPPED BASE AND CIRCULAR SUNKEN CENTRES.
Height 27cm. Width of base 13cm.
Combined Weight 1,326.8 grams / 42.66 troy ounces
Each of hollow cast construction.
Detachable nozzle engraved with a crest of an arm holding a heart. Identified as being used by many families including Darling, Drummond and Hamilton.
Eighteenth century sterling standard silver hallmarks from the Dublin Assay Office struck to the edge of each base. Harp crowned and Hibernia. The harp crowned mark is also struck to each sconce. Jonathan Pasley’s mark is struck to the bezel of one nozzle. Pasley was recorded as being active in Dublin in c.1759 (Jackson’s Silver & Gold Marks, pp.637).