Brass Capstan Candlestick, 16th Century, Rare Octagonal Candle Socket
European, Probably Spain
This example standing at 4.5" features a rare octagonal nozzle featuring conforming integral molding and having double extraction holes, round-over-large, almost square piercings. The nozzle on conical flange above medial dished drip-pan on a spreading conical base on a stepped foot. (Dia. 4.75")
Shop/Office Candlesticks, PAIR, Sand Weighted, Mid Drip, Push up
Early 19th Century
Sheet iron and brass, an uncommon form - SOLD
The candle-socket with upswept bobeche at nozzle above a tall stem with brass knob accommodating the candle lifting device; the appropriately proportioned upswept mid-drip pan designed to collect splashed melted wax. The large sand-weighted, seamed conical-base with low center of gravity was nearly impossible to knock over which was a great benefit to fire safety within shops and offices for which they were designed. See John Caspall, Fire and Light in the home Pre 1820, pp., 167 and 168. (H: 10"; base diameter: 6")
745-62 - SOLD
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Candlesticks, Pair, Brass
Cornelius and Baker
Circa 1851 to 1861
Earliest American Made Brass Sticks - SOLD
Each with applied relief plate identifying maker; the stems on dished bases retain thimble-springs. The shaft contains an iron spring that applies constant candle pressure against the removable cap and the candle burns it is advanced causing the flame to burn at a consistent height and preventing the dripping of wax.
See Metalwork in Early America by Donald Fennimore, page 218.
Dimensions: 9.5" H, 5" base diameter.
Pewter Fluid Lamps, Fluid and Whale Oil
Morey and Ober
Circa 1852 to 1855
Bell shaped lamp with C-scrolled handle having camphene burners and appearing to retain original caps; good mark, fine condition.
Dimensions: 4.75" H, 4" base diameter.
Pewter Fluid Lamp, Cylindrical Font
Circa 1835 to 1860
Double camphene burner, cylindrical font, baluster stem on a molded round foot having circular mark with "F. Porter Westbrook," and "No. 2".
Dimensions: 7.5" H, 4" base diameter.
Pewter Fluid Lamp, Lemon Font
TBM & Co., Taunton Britannia Mfg. Co
Circa 1830 to 1834
A pewter fluid lamp with lemon font and double camphene burner.
Dimensions: 10.75" H, 4.25" base diameter.
Brass Candlesticks, Queen Anne, Shell Bases, Pedal Form Bobeche
Seamed construction, baluster stems
Dimensions: (H: 9.25")
Gothic Candlestick, Pricket, 15th Century
The candle spike centering a stepped drip pan featuring beveled castellation above knopped stem on round stepped base raised on feet. One foot may have been repaired within base during early working period with all else perfect including sharp delineation. (H: 18.5")
Candlesticks, Pair, Octagonal Base, Brass
18th Century - SOLD
240-102 - SOLD
Candlestick, Figural Gothic Angel Pricket Stick - SOLD
Dimensions: 4" H
843-10 - SOLD
Candlestick, Copper Alloy, Massive, Fine and Rare
15th to 16th Century
An unusually large example, the socket with pierced aperture above shaft featuring elongated, ribbed pear-shaped knops and six discoid knops above drip base with conical center and flared sides. (Height: 12.25 inches; base diameter: 7 inches)
Candlesticks, Copper, Pushup
Hog Scraper Form
Shipboard Use (Possibly)
Early 19th Century
A tall pair of weighted pushup sticks, each with bobeche; bases filled with lead.
Having a nice old patina and measuring 14.5-inches in height with base diameter of 7.5-inches.
Girandoles, gilt brass on marble base
Nineteenth Century - SOLD
A pair garnitures featuring five-light candelabrum; each flared stem/socket above leaf tip drip-pan hung with colorless faceted prisms; scrolled foliate arms raised on floral decorated standard featuring Sultana in exotic costume on marble base.
(Height: 22.25 inches; width: 14 inches; depth: 6 inches.)
818-1 - SOLD
Candlesticks, Queen Anne
As depicted, a pair of early seamed sticks cast in two pieces; socket and stem with base continuing to first knop. Minor imperfections such as dings, essentially very good condition, attractive, and functional. (Height: 7 1/8-inches.)
Patinated bronze and ormolu - SOLD
A pair of four-light candelabra, the classical urn sockets above downturned leaf-tip gilt bobeches on scrolled foliate arms raised on standard with acanthus ornamentation. The scrolled feet are bolted to base. (Height: 22-inches.)
570-145 - SOLD
Pair of Brass Candle Sticks
18th Century - SOLD
Dimensions: both 8-inches high.
843-52 - SOLD
Russian Brass Candle Holder with Shade
Circa mid-19th century
Approximately 18-inches h with shade, candle holder approximately 12-inches h. Brass candle holder, stepped dome base, triple knopped standard, open work shade holder, spring loaded seat, tulip-shape clear glass shade w/ etched decoration and ruby flashing around edge. The candleholder has a seal on the bottom w/ an "H" surrounded by Cyrillic lettering. Shade in excellent condition, there is solder showing where the standard joins the base.
Gothic Four-Knop High-Skirt Candle Stick
This stick is 10 3/8-inches in height and was excavated; probably lost soon after it was made based on crispness. Notice the tapering between each discoid; aperture was finished by a competent tradesman. Mint condition except for losses to drip-pan.