Antique Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Snake Candlesticks - image 1 of 15

A magnificent, fine and impressive rare pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver candlesticks modelled in the form of cobra snakes; an addition of our ornamental silverware collection

These magnificent and rare antique Victorian cast Scottish sterling silver candlesticks have been realistically modelled in the form of a slithering cobra.

Each cast silver snake model is surmounted with a circular baluster shaped capital, embellished with bands of leaf decoration; each hallmarked detachable capital secures with a screw fitment. Please see images 12 and 13 for reference.

The cobra shaped columns of the candlesticks are ornamented with details reproducing the snake's scales and anatomical features.

These magnificent candlesticks are the finest examples of their type you could hope to acquire.

NOTE: These candlesticks bear the foreign manufatcure hallmark alongside the full Scottish marks; it can be determined that George Edward & Sons were the importers. The piece bears characteristics reflecting Kutch (Cutch) silverware, and similar candlesticks were created by Gorham Manufacturing Company in the Egyptian revival style; these candlesticks bear a lotus flower decorated capital.

Condition
These antique candlesticks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptionalcondition.
The cast decoration is all very sharp
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each tail and part hallmarks to each capital are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of each antique sterling silver snake candle holder.

Dimensions
Height 18.1cm/7.1'
Length from tip of tail to front 15.9cm/6.3'
Width 11.7cm/4.6'

Total Weight
44.7 troy ounces/1391g

Date: 1899
Origin: London, England

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ITEM ID
C7411
COLOR
Silver
ORIGIN
England • English
PURPOSE
Candelabras, Candlesticks
ITEM TYPE
Antique

AC Silver

Antique Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Snake Candlesticks

£17,950 GBP
~ $22,243


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