shaped, fluted stems with floral trim Have been listed as both Sheffield plate and Sterling silver. Die-stamped silver per Wynyard Wilkinson's 10-2006 evaluation.

Candlestick, one of a pair, c. 1817-1822

Silver (die-stamped)expand_more

Gift of Harold J. Pondexpand_more  73.50.1.2

Manufacturers introduced a number of cost-saving methods to make silver more affordable for middle class consumers in the 18th and 19th centuries. One such technique was the use of die-stamped patterns. The technique worked particularly well with candlesticks such as these. Dies imprinted fluting, swags, and other decorative elements onto thin sheets of silver. The sheets were shaped into hollow columns, and then filled with pitch or other material to add the strength and balance associated with solid sterling silver.

Details
Title
Candlestick, one of a pair
Artist Life
Sheffield, England
Role
Manufacturer
Accession Number
73.50.1.2
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

shaped, fluted stems with floral trim Have been listed as both Sheffield plate and Sterling silver. Die-stamped silver per Wynyard Wilkinson's 10-2006 evaluation.