Vintage Pair Sterling Silver Candle Holders Candlesticks Candle Sticks by George Webster Floral Design with Openwork
Dating to the 1930s or so, may I offer this pair of hollow candle holders - candlesticks that feature an open wirework body with a stunning engraved floral (Iris?) border. Manufactured by the George K Webster Co. It appears that there might have been a glass insert in the holders but I am only guessing. The holders would need to take a fairly wide candle - not the usual taper. These are such beautiful pieces I couldn't bear to see them melted for scrap.
Condition: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time (as well as some dust particles). The patina is wonderfully warm and I try to only lightly polish for photos, the main polish I leave to the new owner. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: George Webster hallmark, Sterling
Size: 2-7/8" high x 2-3/8" wide at the base. The inner width of the top is 1-7/16".
Weight: 64 grams combined
Final Comments: As its name suggests, the George K. Webster Silver Company was founded by George K. Webster in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in 1869. The company created lines of sterling silver items and manufactured over 20 patterns for products such as dresser sets, picture frames, cigarette holders, bowls, baby items, napkin rings and candlesticks, primarily in sterling silver, although some items were silver plated. Apparently, George K. Webster personally oversaw and supervised every aspect of the production process, which explains the uniformly high standard of design and craftsmanship of items that bear the Webster signature.
In 1958, the company bought the Frank W. Smith Silver Company of Gardner, Massachusetts. Subsequently, George K. Webster Silver Company became a subsidiary of Reed & Barton, silversmiths whose own founding dates back to 1824. Reed & Barton is known for its tableware and giftware.
Priced to find a new home quickly.
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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Webster Sterling Silver Set/2 Candle Holders