Antique Silver Candle Holders - English Victorian c 1870 - William Hutton Son - Pair Candlesticks - 11 Inch - Corinthian Columns - Drip Tray
Exquisite pair of antique silver candlesticks by William Hutton & Son c. 1870. Tall British silver plate candlesticks with Corinthian capitals, fluted columns and detachable beaded nozzles – drip trays. They have stepped tapering bases with decorative fish scale borders.
It was difficult to take clear photo's of the hallmark - here it is: W H & S = William Hutton & Son, BP = British Plate, MP = Metal Plate, A = A1 Quality.
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition without damage or repairs. A few tiny pin size marks. I've cleaned it just enough and based on your taste and needs may need more polishing. I do not over-clean antique silver.
SIZE: Stands 11 1/4 inches tall with a 4 5/8 inch square base
The Huttons were in the top tier of silversmiths and platers on steel and other metals and the family connections noted confirm their importance. The B P referred to as part of a later mark was British Plate presumably named to rival German "Silver" or Argentine. It seems to be have been used very successfully by a number of close plate makers from c 1830 as the basis for many articles using the now well established techniques.
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