An impressive old pair of 'Sticks' standing 10" tall with a base diameter of 4 5/8". The base material is copper with only remnants of the original Sheffield Silver Plate still showing due to "polishing" over the past 130 plus years. The lovely ornate decorative parts were once covered with a gilt or brass covering and on the bases most of this is still evident. As was common with old Victorian 'sticks' the bases are filled with a mix of glass, stones, and pitch... for 'weighting' purposes. There are no Makers Marks but one can see the old lines where the Sheffield foil plate was applied so definitely English pieces made in the Sheffield or Birmingham area.A very pretty pair of old Victorian Candle Sticks.
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