Pair Jugendstil / Art Nouveau Continental Silver Candelabra by J.H. Heimerdinger. Five scrolled arms issuing from a spiral-fluted central standard with openwork knop, fitted into a spiral-fluted shaft terminating in a domed and scalloped weighted base. Side of base marked for J.H. Heimerdinger, .800 fineness mark with crown and moon hallmarks and stamped 78258, each with crowned EL monogram. Converts to single candlesticks. Candle cups and bobeches are detachable for cleaning and storage. Candelabra: 25"H x 18 1/2" diameter (overall). As candlesticks: 16 1/2"H x 8 1/2" diameter. German, circa 1890. Weighable silver: 68.38 oz troy (branches only). Provenance: the estate of Marion H. "Bit" Hutcheson, Happy Valley Farms, Rossville, Georgia. Acquired prior to 1975 from Wakefield Scearce Galleries, Kentucky, which stated they were formerly in the collection of Baron Alfred Krupp of Germany. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with scattered minor small dents and scratches. One candelabra has threading at the lower edge of the branch section for securely screwing it into the candlestick; the other does not – the branches simply insert into a hole at the top of the candlestick. There is very little visible difference between the two when both are being used as candleabra (only about 1/8" difference in height), but one branch is less stable than the other, which should be taken into account if using lighted candles.
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