16th Century 17th Century Queen Anne 1702 - 1714 George I 1714 - 1727 George II 1727 - 1760 George III 1760 - 1820 Regency 1810 - 1820 George IV 1820 - 1830 William IV 1830 - 1837 Victorian 1837 - 1901 1901 Onwards 1888 GEORGE UNITE Price £245 A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle.
While the poor in the 18 and early 19th adhered to the conventional adage “early to bed and early to rise” partly out of diligence, the cost of burning candles (a luxury they could not easily afford) may have also had something to do with it.(to learn more about dating candlesticks see below) The best way to date a candlestick is to focus on form and construction; the earliest were cast solid in two parts; the base and stem, fastened together by a screw.
Many antique candlesticks will have some form of ejection mechanism; be it a rod with a button, a twisting candle socket ,or the more primitive side push up knobs.
At a shade under ten inches tall and weighing about a pound apiece they are handsome and functional.
Candlesticks were made of brass, pewter, glass, sterling silver, plated silver, and all types of pottery and porcelain.
The earliest candlesticks, dating from the sixteenth century, held the candle on a pricket (sharp pointed spike).
These lost favor because in times of strife the large church candlesticks with prickets became formidable weapons, so the socket was mandated.
Hexagonal brass 'Trench Art' cigarette lighter with 1944 Australian Florin inserts, and 'Soho Soverign Hill Foundry, Ballarat' candle holder, brass Australian.
Add some warmth and authentic patina to your table or shelf with this nice pair of English candlesticks dating from 1820-1840.
Early candlesticks often had a hole drilled in the socket area so one could pry out the candlestick stub with a knife.
After the 1700s many candlesticks (in an effort to save on money and materials) were cast hollow in two vertical halves than brazed together, so look for seams as a sign of authenticity.
Circa 1820 Price £350 A large antique wine bucket with detachable top and classical border.