A pair of brass candlesticks. Can you identify the makers mark ?

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  1. Golgatha

    Golgatha Member

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    Here's a pair of brass candlesticks. Baroque form, but probably only one hundred years old ? 24 cm high. Marked on the bottoms with 2 mm high letters: PH. Can you identify the maker ?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2023
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  2. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    They will need to see a photo of the bottom.
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  3. Golgatha

    Golgatha Member

    I can't take a good photo of 2 mm high dark letters on a dark background.
  4. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Try drawing what you see of the mark.
  5. say_it_slowly

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    You might start here. They have more than one listed maker that might use PH.

    For example this one is Parker-Hale, Birmingham. Brass foundry founded in 1880s, became Parker-Hale in 1936, and subsequently P-H Arms Co. in 1940.

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  6. Golgatha

    Golgatha Member

    Thanks for the Parker-Hale suggestion. On my candlesticks the hyphen is missing. Only PH, as written here. Don't know if that has some importance. But maybe the form of the candlesticks can give some other clue ?
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Try rubbing flour or talcum powder in the letters, and wipe it off the surrounding area, making sure the letters stay white. The letters are very small, but see if it works anyway.
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