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Pair of candlesticks

Pair of candlesticks

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1783-1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Abdy 1 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised and embossed.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Joseph Bond

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of candlesticks, silver, the stems are in the form of fluted columns with capitals and stand upon square shaped and moulded bases, receding upwards towards the columns. Round the bases at the top and bottom are bands of beading and between them are oval medallions with busts within floral festoons. The nozzles havd a band of bead ornament with shells at the corners,

Place of Origin

London (made)


1783-1784 (made)


William Abdy 1 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised and embossed.

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1783-84

Mark of William Abdy


Height: 19.5 cm with nozzle, Width: 8.6 cm, Depth: 8.6 cm, Weight: 393.5 g, Weight: 12.65 troy 828-1890, Height: 19.5 cm with nozzle, Width: 8.6 cm, Depth: 8.5 cm, Weight: 404 g, Weight: 12.98 troy 828A-1890

Descriptive line

Pair of candlesticks, silver, London hallmarks for 1783-84, mark of William Abdy 1.




Raising; Embossing

Subjects depicted

Fluting; Shells; Capitals; Moulding; Medallions; Beading; Busts; Festoons


Lighting; Metalwork; Silver

Production Type

small batch


Metalwork Collection

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