Pair of Silver Candelabras, Ernest Cardheilac, Paris, Late 19th Century
This pair of mid-late 19th century French solid silver four-light candelabras by the renowned Parisian silversmith Ernest Cardheilac is worked in the Rocaille style. Hallmarks:
1. “CARDEILHAC PARIS”
2. Individual maker’s mark “E.C.” for Ernest Cardheilac 'active 1885-1904' with a medal of honor and crescent below,
3. Minerva for the guarantee 1=950 silver, 2=800 silver, here: 1),
4. The letter “S” and the numbers “4” and “3” for the series of the model. The House of Cardeilhac was founded in 1804 by Antoine-Vital Cardeilhac specialized in silver cutlery and hollowware, the company was ultimately honored with a Gold Medal at the 1878 World Trade Fair (Exposition Universelle).
Many examples of the work of Ernest Cardeilhac are on display at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
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