Pair George III sterling silver candlesticks, Ebenezer Coker, London, 1771-1772, each on a hexafoil base with shell and gadroon decoration, six-lobed baluster stem with gadrooned knop; spool form socket with gadrooned edges and detachable hexagonal waxpan or bobeche with shells/fans. Seamed construction. Bases fully marked; waxpans and sockets marked with maker's mark and lion passat; waxpans additionally monogrammed (under the bases) JH 1771 for past owner James Hilgore and date 1771. Height 10" (25.5 cm). 34.59 oz troy. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. Benjamin H. and Gertrude S. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Maker's mark on one socket is nearly rubbed away. Some scattered, very small dents. Overall very good condition.
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