A pair of George III silver candlesticks, hallmarked I.W (po...
A pair of George III silver candlesticks, hallmarked I.W (possibly John Weldring or James Wibird), London 1768, each upon weighted square stepped bases with gadroon borders, below knopped stems with urn shaped capitals and detachable square drip pans, inscription to base 'To Dr. Bowen-Davies, with gratitude from those at Llysdinam January 1894', each approximately 28cm high (2)
Both show heavy wear to the felt bases. Both show moderate small, shallow dents peppered throughout the stepped base. There is some splitting to the highpoints of the detail where the stem meets the base. There is some signs of solder repair where the stem meets the base. There are light, shallow dents peppered throughout the knopped stem, and some splits to the high points. There are some possible signs of solder repair to the knopped stems (see pictures). Sconces show some light dents peppered throughout, and some signs of light splitting. There is moderate denting/some misshaping around the edges of the sconces. Drip pans show some beginning signs of splitting to the high points and some denting peppered throughout the borders, with some larger dents to the collars. There is moderate and wear and loss of definition to the detail throughout. See pictures for illustration.