Victorian/Edwardian Pair of Three-Light Silver Candelabra

£5350 | 5350 | 5350

Stock number: AS008

Victorian/Edwardian Pair of Three-Light Silver Candelabra

A marvellous pair of Victorian/Edwardian three-light silver candelabra.

The bases are square with heavy gadrooning. The columns are knopped, and each candlestick has a detachable square gadroon silver nozzle (bobache). The branches are each in one piece and detachable, with three detachable square gadroon nozzles (bobaches).

This is a great pair of candelabra, based on an original design from the 1750s. They are filled inside and made from a very good gauge of silver. As the branches are easily removed, they can be used as just a pair of candlesticks during quieter times. The column of each central light unscrews.

This superb pair of three-light silver candelabra was made between 1891 and 1905 by Thomas Bradbury of London.

[The breakdown of dates is interesting. One candlestick was made in 1893, the other in 1905. One set of branches was made in 1891, the other in 1895. Three nozzles were made in 1891, the other three in 1895. All pieces are stamped with Thomas Bradbury's maker's mark, except two nozzles which are stamped with the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company's mark and one central light column which is stamped with the mark of Lambert and Rawlings. Thomas Bradbury was a large manufacturer who made silver for both these shops, and I assume that these were a popular candelabra design, and therefore sold by several of London's top retailers.]


  • Height to top of central light:
    15 3/4 inches (40 cm) - please note that one is about 1/8 inch (3 mm) higher than the other
  • Span of branches:
    14 1/2 inches (37 cm)
  • Bases:
    4 1/4 inches square (11 cm)

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