Antique Arts & Crafts Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks - Circa 1910 - 20 - WMF

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller century-antiques-uk (1,178) 100%, Location: Wigston, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333466756023 Antique Arts & Crafts Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks - Circa 1910 - 1920 - WMF ~Welcome to my auction for this unusual pair of early 20th century candlesticks~ This is nice pair of striking looking candlesticks dating from the early years of the 20th century - the pair are silver plated on what appears to be a brass alloy base metal. As is fairly common with these types of stick, they are made in multi parts and fixed together by means of a long threaded pin that runs down the centre of the column. I'm indebted to another eBay member who pointed me in the direction of this pair being made be WMF of Germany.They do have a Secessionist feel to them in their design, which is reminiscent of the work of Josef Hoffman.In the last image you can see a pair currently for sale with U.S. based dealer - this pair appear to be marked to WMF to the underside, but the pair I'm offering here are devoid of any visible marks that I can see.Clearly they are the same sticks, but as to why my offered pair are unmarked is unknown.A pair has also apparently been sold through Bonhams auctioneers. The sticks themselves are a matched pair - they sit on a wide foot with a hammered or planished pattern throughout.The foot has a beaded edge, which matches the beading on the central column.To the top is a wide drip tray, which is also has beaten or hammered pattern to it - the sconce also has planished effect.One of the sticks has its original brown felt lining to the underside (see picture 9) - on this other stick this is missing, but this does allow us to see how it's been made, plus it gives us a good indicator of the item's age. Each stick measures approximately 14.8cm in height and is 10.6cm wide across the base - the total combined weight is 561g. The condition of the sticks is generally good and solid with no major issues to report.The items retain the majority of their silver plated finish and I'd estimate that this is at least 90% intact.You can see in pictures 4, 8 and 10 that years of polishing have taken the plated service back to the base metal on the highest points of the hammered surface on the base plinth - there is also some speckling in the patina - this personally doesn't bother me, but should you wish to restore them to their former glory they will require professionally electroplating.The drip trays and sconces have mostly intact surfaces , but show one or two very small areas of wear.Picture 8 shows a small dink to the metal, plus the columns on each both have a tiny dink on each - again, I don't find these offensive to the eye and they really are minor in the scheme of things.As mentioned above, one of the sticks is missing its felt pad to the base, but naturally, this can be easily replaced should you desire. This is a really good looking pair of period Arts & Crafts / secessionist candlesticks - they look great on a mantle in an older house, and look simply wonderful when lit with the appropriate candles (pictured candles not included in sale). Please study the images provided to satisfy yourself as to the condition of the items - if you have any further questions please ask and I'll be happy to oblige. Postage to U.K. addresses is £4.50 (signed for) - postage to international addresses is £14.50 (tracked / signed for mail). Thanks for looking! Condition: Generally good and solid condition - some wear to silver plated surface - please see pictures and description for details., Arts & Crafts metalwork: Arts & Crafts candlesticks, Antique candlesticks: Antique Silver Plated Candlesticks, A.E.Jones: A.E.Jones Candlesticks, WMF: WMF Candlesticks, Product: Candlesticks/ Candelabra, Style: Arts & Crafts/Mission Style, Age: 1900-1940, Pattern: Arts & Crafts, Secession Candlesticks: Secession Silver Plated Candlesticks, Josef Hoffmann: Josef Hoffmann Candlesticks, Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik: Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik Candlesticks, Composition: Silver Plate, Brand: WMF

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