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Sword-Hilt Candlesticks

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A fine pair of Victorian candlesticks formed from the hilts of the swords used by officers of the Royal Engineers during the time of the Zulu War in Africa, 1879. Engraved and gilded brass guards with wire wrapped shagreen grips set upon a base designed as three spurs, the hilts surmounted with a turned candle socket with lobed drip pan. The design registered as No. 278788. 

English circa 1880.

12.25 inches high.



Item Code: 2986

£ 1450

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