18th Belgium candlesticks

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vervene
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18th Belgium candlesticks

Postby vervene » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:21 am

Hello everyone !

I have this silver candlesticks, maybe Belgium 1790 ?

Can someone help me for the city and the silversmith ?

Thanks !

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Re: 18th Belgium candlesticks

Postby oel » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi Vervene,

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Yes, Belgian town mark for Gent 1790, the Crowned G and the silhouette of a medieval knight 's helmet.
Small version of the year letter used: 1-1-1790-31-12-1790.
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The maker's mark could be a crowned flower with two leaves (3 pointed), no match in my books (yet)
Peter

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Re: 18th Belgium candlesticks

Postby vervene » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:37 am

Thanks for your reply Peter !

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Re: 18th Belgium candlesticks

Postby oel » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:42 am

Hi Vervene,

What are the sizes of the candlesticks, are they small?

Peter

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Re: 18th Belgium candlesticks

Postby oel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:57 am

Hi Vervene,

This particular maker's mark does not occur in the reference book; Lexicon van de Gentse edelsmeden uit de 17de en 18de eeuw, issued in 2012 by the Provincial Government of East Flanders. On the candle sticks we see the small version of the year letter, someting you really do not expect to find on candlesticks, unless the candlesticks are of a very small size.

Gratitude; Wim Nys of DIVA Antwerpen
https://www.provincieantwerpen.be/aanbo ... amant.html

Best,

Peter


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