Friday, 6 September 2013
Answer to yesterday's Mystery object. I think Crowbard said that if I'd put up a photo of the underside of the candlesticks he might get nearer, and how right he was. Had Pat transposed the last two figures of her suggested date of 1890 she'd have been spot on. As it was, Nea got the nearest date with 1817 - well done Daughter. These candlesticks were made to commemorate the fiftieth year of the reign of King George the third. They are very rare. These are only the second pair I've ever had through my hands. An exactly similar pair is illustrated in Roderick Butler's book on marked domestic base metalware. In fact this pair and his appear to have come from the same moulds.