George II sterling silver candlesticks, Letter dated 1744, London, William Gould, with squared scalloped base and baluster stem, the base corners engraved with a Griffin, 7"h x 4"square, approx. 26.6ozt Bobeches engraved, but likely later. Excellent condition.
William Gould, apprenticed to his brother James Gould in 1724, entered his first mark as largeworker in 1732. Like his brother, his mark is found virtually on candlesticks alone. His greatest work bears the mark of William Alexander on the great Knesworth chandelier of the Fishmongers' Company, of 1752.