M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
PAIR GEORGE III OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE TELESCOPIC
Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, c1800-1810
Each of straight columnar form telescoping
candlestick with gadrooned bobeche, central knops and foot,
the circular bases crested with an Earl’s
coronet within a rubbed-in silver circle,
the footrims bearing the double sun mark for Matthew Boulton
Excellent, with light wear appropriate to age and usage;
slight wear to the high points to the foot and knops;
one bobeche replaced
Note : Matthew Boulton is regarded as the leading manufacturer of Old Sheffield Plate Silver.
He worked in Birmingham from 1762 (with John Fothergill to 1782),
and estabishing the Birminghan Assay Office in 1773.
Although Boulton died in 1809, his mark continued in use for the first third of the 19th century.
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8.5” High, Extending to 11.5”
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