it be possible to tell me if the 'Diamond Princess' candlesticks were
reproduced? If they were, how could you tell the difference? Thank you so much
for your time.
Yes, I believe that they
have been reproduced, probably by several foundries both in the UK and elsewhere.
Some are obviously not the
right quality of casting, fettling and finishing.
They may be slightly
undersize if the mould has been made from an original candlestick, due to the
metal shrinking on solidification.
Inspection of the underside
may show a fresh casting surface instead of one with some age – although there
may be a similar effect if the candlesticks have just been stripped of an
original chrome plating.
Some are not stamped with
the ‘Princess’ and registered design number stamps - although there is no
guarantee that all the originals were.
However, remember that the
originals were being produced over about 40 years in Birmingham and have
If you think that they look
good - enjoy!