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")
Condition: Good; old repair to one bobeche; tight fissure to one base at dome
Additional Information: A tall and slender, elegant pair of candlesticks featuring lobed
bobeches over knop; tapered columnar shaft on domed base…spreading circular foot
with scalloped edge [petal]. These sticks display very well.
Removeable lidded cylindrical font with wick support within domed bottom liner hung
from trunnion mount; ribbed, scrolled and tapering finger pieces on flaring standard
continuing to conical riser within slightly domed rimmed saucer drip pan. These appear
to have been made by the same hand, one lamp is a little larger [and weighted] than the
other. The lamps stand at 8.25" & 8".
This example with tapered jaws standing at 10.5-inches featuring a swelled post on block having canted corners is raised on a well-arched tripod base resting on pad feet. There is an unusual copper disc between post and base…peening has never been disturbed. Nice old color and surface looks to have lived in a damp environment.
Condition: Very good, the peened rivet [stick displayed on right] has been soldered,
likely during early working life to tighten stem.
Additional Information: Composed of two cast and turned sections; pierced molded
nozzle and baluster shaped stem above upswept grease [drip] pan raised on capstan
base. These were obviously made in the same shop and are essentially the same
excepting very minor differences.
See Kopper & Brons by Onno ter Kuilr, RIJKS Museum, Amsterdam; page 107, plate
148 for a closely related example.
Condition: There are two small working period repaired tears to the lower base that do
not distract. The shaft and base are original to-one-another, however they have been
reattached. The double socket arm/shaft is threaded, as is generally the case, the
threads are worn and do not catch. There is a tiny loss to the upper aspect of the drip
pan mentioned for accuracy. Otherwise very good condition. Displays well.
Additional Information: Upswept molded arms continuing to angulated sockets above
three discoidal knops.
References: For a very similar example, please see Christie's, London, The Lear
Collection of Socket Candlesticks, December 15, 1998, lot 11. A similar example is
published within The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks,
A.D. 200-1700 by Christopher Bangs, 1995, pp. 70 and 220, No. 26.
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