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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
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Trying to find value of english silver candlesticks with

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Trying to find value of english silver candlesticks with candelabra - corenthium columns with herring bone at top. pre 1945 aabout 10", condition excellent
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

One of my specialties is English silver.

Here is the history of the Sissons firm bell mark -

"The firm was established in Sheffield in 1786 as Roberts, Cadman & Co. The firm was managed by ***** ***** Jr. (son of ***** ***** Sr.) and George Cadman (who served his apprenticeship under ***** ***** Sr.). A "sleeping" partner (only financial, until c. 1794) was the Rev. Benjamin Naylor.
They were active as tableware manufacturers in Eyre Street, Sheffield, in the premises owned by ***** ***** Sr.
The partnership, with the addition of George Ingall (1816), lasted until 1826 when was succeeded by S. Roberts, Smith & Co. The partners of the new firm were ***** ***** Jr., his nephew ***** *****, his cousin's son, Sidney Roberts and William Sissons.
In 1833 the partners were ***** *****, ***** ***** and William Sissons. The firm Smith, Sissons & Co., which succeeded following the retirement of ***** ***** in 1848, was a partnership of ***** ***** and William Sissons Sr. lasting until 1858.
The business was continued by William Sissons Jr. and George Sissons under the style W & G Sissons, entering their first mark as ***** ***** in London Assay Office in 1864 (8 Duke Street, Adelphi, WC). Other marks were entered in London in 1866 by William Sisson and George Sissons (9 Eyre Street, Sheffield and***** and in 1887 by Walter Sissons and Charles Sissons (75/77 St. Mary's Road, Sheffield and later on their London Showrooms at*****and***** Holborn Circus).
Later the firm was converted into a Limited liability company and in 1943 the manufacturing silversmiths business was transferred to Bell Reproductions Ltd (a subsidiary firm).
Roberts & Cadman (1785) and Roberts, Smith & Co (1828) registered Old Sheffield Plate marks with the figural symbol of the "bell". The "bell" symbol was maintained by W&C and W&G Sissons in their electroplated silverware."

The "33 GOI" is a factory ID (or pattern) number.

Unfortunately the value of plated silver has dropped significantly in the last 20 years.

My research of current values indicates your l pair of Corinthian plated silver plated candelabra has a retail vintage store value of $650-750 assuming good condition.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

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Doris