Dublin, Ireland, March 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Weldon Jewellers of Dublin, http://www.weldons.ie, one of Ireland's leading antique dealers, have brought back to Ireland a wonderful example of Irish silverware, a pair of Caryatid Irish silver candlesticks. (Caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as a support, taking the place of a column or a pillar). They were made in Dublin circa 1748 by James Warren, who worked on Skinner’s Row in Dublin. These are extremely rare, and we are delighted to have returned them to Ireland. In addition to the female figures they feature masks around the base, an unusual triangular shape, and are engraved with the family crest of the original owners.
Weldon’s is one of Dublin’s leading stockists of antique Irish silver and diamond jewellery. They are one of the founding members of the Irish Antique Dealer’s Association. For over 100 years they have supplied antique Irish silver and top-grade diamonds from their shop in the heart of Dublin.
Weldon Jewellers of Dublin are a fourth generation family business, 100% Irish owned. James Weldon, founded the business circa. 1895. They moved to their present location on Clarendon Street in 1940. In 1996 James was made a member of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin, and in 2001 became Master Warden. James is widely regarded as the world’s leading expert on Georgian Irish silver. This year James is again serving a term as a Warden of the Company of Goldsmiths.