Hello to all! I had acquired a pair of 3-arm candelabras. I know they are silver, but not too sure if they are sterling. To start, I can't find the name Couiles anywhere, which is the first item involved in the markings. Underneath the name, there is a crown shaped emblem. On the top, this emblem has what looks like 3 cylindrical leaves with maybe the tips are folded forward. The reason I say leaves is because there is a center vertical line and the slanted lines you would see on a leaf. This comes straight up off the crown headpiece. What would be the headpiece itself is a little hard to explain. In the center, it looks like a basic horizontal line that begins to round out at the edges and then trails down with a wavy ribbon on the sides. The ends of the ribbon are cut in the middle to create that "V" decoration. So the crown mark has been established. Inside this crown-like emblem, there is small box shape with the capital letters "IS". Underneath that is written "International Silver Company". Something to note, the crown-like emblem isn't completely enclosed on all sides. The bottom is not closed. I do have pictures, but the markings are very light and I'm not so sure that they would be seen in a photo.
I have searched for a similar pattern to my candelabras and there are so many that look similar. Not to mention that there are not too many candelabras to compare. What seemed like the closest pattern was the Prelude by International Silver Company. The leaf shapes were different, my pattern seems to have a bit more of a flowing edge, where the Prelude pattern had more pointy/sharp edges. My pattern has a 5 petal flower design, but I believe the Prelude pattern shares that similarity.
This is an identical pair of candelabra and each one weighs 3 pounds. Their heights are 11 inches and the width from the first candle cup to third is 11 1/2 inches. The base is almost 5 inches wide. Each candle cup is 2 5/8 inches tall.
Hopefully all this information helps whoever can help me find out more about these candelabras! Thanks to all!http://c.imagehost.org/0293/Candelabra_full_view.jpghttp://c.imagehost.org/0375/candelabras_hallmark.jpg(admin photo edit - please do not add coding to display images, your pictures are way too large, just paste in the address and they will show as links)