Elegant, quality pair of George V silver candlesticks by Edward Barnard & Sons, London 1918. Tulip shaped capital with flared sconce above a Georgian style, baluster form shaft and circular base. Wooden inserts to base. The candlesticks are 23.5 cm in height. Both clearly hallmarked for London 1918 and Edward Barnard & Sons.
The company's origins date back to about 1680, when the silversmith Anthony Nelme established a firm in Ave Maria Lane, London. Edward Barnard (d. 1855) was first manager and in 1829 became the proprietor, trading as Edward Barnard & Sons, with his sons Edward Barnard (d. 1868), John Barnard and William Barnard (d. 1851). In 1838, they moved to Angel Street, then in 1898 to Fetter Lane, and in 1920, to Hatton Garden, London. In 1977, they became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham, and closed in 2003. Edward Barnard & Sons created the Lily font (a large silver gilt baptismal font used in the christening services of members of the British Royal family) which was commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first child.
Pair of Tall George V Silver Candlesticks by Edward Barnard, London 1918
These candlesticks are in excellent condition commensurate with age. Only significant signs of age being a very minor dint/scratch to the underside of one of the capitals and flat spot to the underside of the base's edge of other (both shown in images). Please see images as these form an important part of the description.