Henry Hallsworth's mark does not appear in the register of maker's marks at Goldsmiths' Hall but is presumably entered in the missing book c.1769 along with the other HH mark found on this lot. Hallsworth was apprenticed to the prolific candlestick maker William Cafe in 1762 and the hallmarks attributed to him appear on chambersticks and candlesticks from 1773 to 1780.
The nozzles marked HH and with lion passant, bases each fully hallmarked with good clear marks, some surface wear commensurate with age, generally good
No. 2 - small dent to lip of sconce and to the edge of the base
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