Brass Alloy Candlestick, Tudor, Chalice and Paten, Important and Massive
1550 to 1600
A robust and majestic candlestick by which others may be judged
The socket with down-sloping incised bobeche and two discoid knops above the hollow-cast elongated vase centered by yet another discoid knop; the upper-shaft above the drip-tray/paten having upswept rim and conical center; the underside is incised and rests on a flaring cup. The lower shaft is shaped like a footed wassail bowl and pierces the base (cone platform); it is beautifully peened underneath. The proportions of shaft and base work in perfect refined-harmony; the top of cone is beautifully molded; the cone flares outwardly towards the base and is upswept. The two-stage circular base retains its final flare. Final finishing and detailing done on lathe. Minor repair to two small sections of final base-flare; small repair to bobeche. (Dimensions: 14.25" H.)
Trumpet Base Brass Candlestick
Circa 1650 to 1675
Candle cup above baluster on lathe turned plinth
Very good condition; excellent soldered mend to half-inch perfectly approximated tear at base. (H: 7.75"; base diameter: 5.75")
Capstan Candlestick, Copper Alloy, Baluster Form, Best Surface
Drip pan cast integral with base, stem and socket cast solid - SOLD
Minor expert repair to small section of drip-pan edge (half by one-quarter-inch) all else fine. (H: 5.5")
843-115 - SOLD
Candlestick, Copper Alloy, Landesknecht Form
The single cast figure modeled on a mercenary foot soldier raised on bell-base with extended arms holding a pair or original pierced baluster-shaped sockets; the little hole at proper left hip is for a scimitar that was used as a wick-tease (pick). Great color and patina; there is a 1.75 by .25-inch loss to flared foot of base; left proper hand has been soldered at wrist and the related socket has dings and a minor rim split-obviously the stick was dropped. The imperfections do not compromise the aesthetic; the piece is most worthy of minor restoration.
(Dimensions: 10" H.)
Pricket Candlestick, Rare Small Size, Brass Alloy
North West European
Circa 1250 to 1400
This candlestick is bold and displays successful form; drip pan is finished with an integral band and smartly tapers to a collar where transitioning to shaft.
A central knop ornaments the shaft which is raised on a domed, molded, and incised base resting on three zoomorphic feet. The stick displays a wonderful patina and remains in fine original condition. See Lear Collection, number 5 for similar feet and discussion about lack of adornment. (H: 6.25".)
Pair of Hog Scraper Candlesticks
Shallow dished drip pans with integral hanging hook above rolled sheet iron shaft containing sliding ejector mercantilism raised on low-domed circular base with collar. (H: 7"; base diameter: 4.75")
Copper Alloy Gothic Candlestick
Five Discoid Knop Form
North West Europe
The long flaring socket having rounded molding at rim is pierced with square extracting aperture above shaft with five interspaced ring turned discoid knops above base featuring a stepped cone within waisted, integral drip base-tray above a flaring skirt. (Dimensions: H: 10.75")
Cut Glass Candlesticks, Near Pair
With mounts for prisms
Pair of cut glass candlesticks, non-flint, although the design is the same, each stick is clearly done by a different hand and from a different batch of glass, chips on candle sockets and bases; one base corner ground smooth. (H: 11".)
Candlesticks, Pair, Brass, Tall and Elegant
First Half 18th Century - SOLD
A most unusual pair of brass alloy sticks having design features inspired by sticks manufactured during earlier period. Fine condition. A nearly identical stick is published on page 116, figure 170 of Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks by Ronald F. Michaelis. (H: 12.5"; base diameter: 5.25")
424-85 - SOLD
Candlesticks, Pair, Petal Base, Push Up Type, Brass
18th Century - SOLD
240-103 - SOLD
Brass Candlesticks, Pair
Circa 1720 to 1740 - SOLD
These fine sticks with detachable scalloped bobeches, within faceted socket on beautiful stems, raised on stepped lobed bases remain in fine condition. (Height: 9.25-inches)
738-44 - SOLD
Candlesticks, Pair, Brass, Chamber Sticks with Push Ups
Circa 1800 - SOLD
Excellent condition, old color
(Height: 4.5 inches; base diameter: 5 inches)
745-46 - SOLD
Candle Stick, Henry the Eighth, Chalice and Paten
Extremely Rare and Large
This stick is a variant of a small group of extant sixteenth century English candlesticks...chalice and paten or Tudor candlesticks. The acorn knop on the shaft is unique; the shaft and base conform to the design traditions of the group. It is important to note that the English Tudor sticks do not have pierced sockets as found on the Continental candlesticks of the same period. The pierced holes on this stick are probably hundreds of years old, however, not original to the sockets. The candlestick was cast in three parts: shaft, shallow dish at the base of the shaft, and base. The shaft extends through the dish into the base and is attached to the base by peening; then finished turned. There are only a few of these extremely sophisticated Tudor candlesticks extant. They are of excellent quality; made of superior brass and highly finished.
There are only 25 or 30 larger examples known, all found in England...this fine example is more diminutive than the others which average 10-14-inches. This example stands at just over 8-inches; base diameter: 5-inches. Excellent original condition, color and patina.
Forged Iron Rush And Candle Stand
Circa 1800 - SOLD
This superior little example is 10-inches tall; thumb latch clamps raised on four high arched legs.
272-7 - SOLD
Candlestick, French Pillar
A large and fine elegant interpretation
All elements except the base are cast in one; the beautiful molded socket with pronounced flare is pierced and is above the flat bottomed drip tray with a convex molded rim. The lower shaft is swelled and is raised on a generous concave base with pronounced rim and outward tapering foot. The stick remains in fine original condition; lathe-centering pimple and turning lines/tool-marks remain on the underside. There is a miniscule expert repair at the outermost edge of the drip-pan; may actually be in the making. H: 9.75"; diameter of base: 5.5".
Unsigned Flintlock Tinder Lighter
Manufactured circa 1800, standing with brass body, slab side wood grips. Very old patina on brass. Shows little use. Lightly engraved. Functional except weak trigger spring. DO NOT CLEAN.
Gothic Candle Holder
Circa 1475 - SOLD
Measures 6.5-inches in height.
843-46 - SOLD
Wood and Sheet-Iron
Sycamore or beech
18th Or Early 19th Century
Anonymous...great color, patina, and primitive attitude - SOLD
As depicted, candle contained within rectangular device held fast by sheet-iron spring; shaft with carrying handle mortised into slightly domed, incised, and turned base.
Dimensions: 8-inches tall, 4 1/8-inch base diameter.
724-2 - SOLD