PRESENTING a LOVELY Early 20C Pair of Sterling Silver Columbia Weighted Candlesticks.

Matching pair of 4.5 inch tall candleholders, with fluted baluster central column, on a circular base with repousse edges.

Made by the ‘Columbia’ Silver makers in Brooklyn, NY circa 1910.

In the Edwardian Style.

Little is known about the “Columbia Silver Co” in NY, but from research, it appears that they started making sterling silver pieces from the very beginning of the 20C (circa 1900) until closing in 1994, due to the death of the last of 3 brothers, who was the last line of silversmith in the family.

Often confused with the ‘Columbia Silver Company’ that was based in Chicago in the 19th Century, but made silver plated items and not sterling items.


  • A candlestick, chamberstick, or candelabrum (plural: candelabra) is a device used to hold a candle in place.
  • The name “candlestick” derives from the purpose of the device as a place to secure or “stick” a burning candle; candlesticks have a cup or a spike (or both in some designs) to keep the candle in place. Webster’s II New College Dictionary defines a candlestick as “an often ornamental holder for securing a candle or candles.” Candlesticks are less frequently called “candleholders”, a word not found in most dictionaries prior to 1960.Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.


  • What does weighted silver mean? – Vintage Silver FAQs

  • First things first, weighted silver refers to a construction technique rather than the silver itself. The silver used in a weighted piece is the same as in any other. No “extra’s have been added to the metal.

    So what is different about weighted silver? Weighted means there is a solid core being used to reinforce the piece. Typically hollowware pieces are weighted. Bowls and compotes have weighted bases. Taller pieces like candlesticks are weighted throughout. The substance used is either wax or cement and sometimes there is a metal reinforcing bar as well.


Early 20C Pair of Sterling Silver Columbia Weighted Candlesticks.

Provenance: From a Dallas Private Collection.

Dimensions:  Each has a Diameter of 3.5 inches (at base) and 4.5 inches tall

Condition: Good condition for age. Some very minor indentations to center column where it meets the base on one, but not significant. Very minor indentation to rim of one but, again, not significant.

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