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Benjamin Smith III (1793 - 1850) A Pair of George IV Candelabra

The Branches 1825 
Maker's Mark of Benjamin Smith
Height: 15.748 in, 40 cm
Weight: 70 oz. 54 dwt. (2,000 gr.) (1)

Silversmith Biography

Eldest son of Benjamin Smith II, born 6 October 1793 at 12 Hockley Row near Birmingham, apprenticed to his father as silversmith 6 July 1808. Free, 3 January 1821. First mark, in partnership with his father, entered 5 July 1816. Address: Camberwell. Second mark alone,15 July 1818. Moved to 12 Duke Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and third mark, 24 July 1822. Fourth mark, 1 December 1837. Livery, April 1842. Died 1850.


Ornate floral border on the round base and acanthus leaf details on the stem. The central finials shaped as a flame, floral borders to the nozzles and fluting and acanthus buds on the arms.

A Pair of George IV Candelabra (1793 - 1850) Reference: DT20.100.2