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A very fine pair of George III Neo Classical Candlesticks made by John Schofield and assayed in Sheffield in 1777.


The Candlesticks are modelled in the high Neo-Classical style and stand on a square base, decorated with unusual double blue bell drops, anthemions, paterae and flowing drapery swags. The bases rise to a beautiful square tapering column which displays crisp paterae and drapery tied with ribbons. The urn shaped sockets are decorated with lobing, below a band of reed and tie and double blue bell drops. The pull off nozzles also have a reed and tie border. The decoration on the candlesticks is of an unusual Classical type. Both have mahogany loaded bases and are in excellent condition. They are fully marked on the base and with the makers mark and sterling mark on the nozzles.

As well as finding his mark on London pieces, Schofields mark is also to be seen on some Sheffield items, which opened its assay office in 1773. It was in Sheffield where some of the most Classically inspired silver was made at this date.

Height: 12 inches, 30cm.

Base Diameter: 7.1 inches, 17.75cm.