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Fine Pair of Candlestick made by
Nicholas(Nicholaes)Verhaer

circa 1740

A very fine and early pair of Netherlands Silver Candlesticks. They are in excellent condition, perfection in design, and smithing.

Maker’s mark: Nicholas (Nicholaes) (born 1685, died 1750)Verhaer of Utrecht, Netherlands – 3 diamonds in 3 pointed  crowned shield in use from 1710 to 1750 – made in 1740

Both candlesticks are marked, one is deeper and more precise.

Date mark “T” is 1734 from Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

The AXE stamp is newer from after 1853 when pieces were re-stamped for tax.
Each on shaped square moulded base, the sunken centre, the baluster stem the upper part and elegant vase-shaped socket, marked under base. 7 inches high, 4 inch square.

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Perfection in design and smithing by Nicholas(Nicholaes)Verhaer

Verhaer was a Master of the Guild of Utrecht silversmiths.
Three of his pieces are held by the Riijksmuseum of Amsterdam.

 

More information of Silver made in Netherlands
http://www.governmentauctionsuk.com/antique-auction-guides/dutch-marks