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Extremely Rare MATCHED Pair of Gothic Three Knop
Candlesticks on Medium High Skirts
Possibly of a Very Few Matched Pair Extant…we have not seen another pair
Northwest Europe
Date/Period: 1480-1550


Extremely Rare MATCHED Pair of Gothic Three Knop Candlesticks on Medium High Skirts, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 8.25"; base diameter: 4.25"

Material: Copper alloy

Condition: Slight angulation to one stem, couple trivial flat spots to base beneath
lowest molding…both minor imperfections easily rectified. The vestiges of time
consistent with age and use.

Additional Information: The simple slightly tapering socket having a beaded rim and
being slightly belted above rectangular aperture is integral to shaft featuring three
discoid knops above a spreading cone continuing to a narrow concave molding…the
molded high skirt base is a variation of the more common taller base style.

$11,725.00

1221-112


Extremely Rare MATCHED Pair of Gothic Three Knop Candlesticks on Medium High Skirts, entire view 2

Extremely Rare MATCHED Pair of Gothic Three Knop Candlesticks on Medium High Skirts, bottom view



Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe
Date/Period: Late 15th C.


Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe, pair view

Measurement: Height: 9.5"; base diameter: 4.75"

Material: Copper Alloy

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: These Gothic candlesticks (assembled) from the late fifteenth
or early sixteenth century are of two-part construction and display the typical Gothic
socket with square aperture and the typical flat knop below, but now feature new
elements to the shaft. Below the knop is a long ringed baluster, another flat knop, and a
short baluster before the shaft terminates in a rudimentary ring and is joined to what
Michaelis calls a "hollow incurved conical base". (See Ronald Michaelis: Old Domestic
Base Metal Candlesticks
, Antique Collectors Club, 1978 page 49-61; Chapter 5,
Candlesticks with Hollow Incurved Conical Bases – Group Two). Whether these
candlesticks temporally followed the more typical Gothic knopped candlesticks with high
skirt base, or whether they were a contemporary design variant is not known. This pair
of candlesticks is nearly identical with slight turning differences on the high skirt base
and, while the lowest shaft element on one has shallow ringing, the other is plain
(though it is possible that the ringing has been polished-out removed). For a related
example see figure 27 Christopher Bangs; The Lear Collection A Study of Copper Alloy
Socket Candlesticks A.D. 200 -1700.

$13,900

843-343


Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe, entire view 1

Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe, entire view 2

Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe, bottom view 1

Late 15th Century Near Pair of Gothic Candlesticks, Northwest Europe, bottom view 2



Treen Candlestick, Socket & Nozzle Lined with Sheet Iron, Push Through Ejector
Date/Period: 1780-1820


Treen Candlestick, Socket & Nozzle Lined with Sheet Iron, Push Through Ejector, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6.5"; base diameter: 3.75"

Material: Maple, sheet iron

Condition: Very good, as expected…shrinkage fissures under socket

Additional Information: This rare example speaks to visual success and fine
proportions. The concave socket is lined with sheet iron as is the entire column. The
turned wood through-push ejector remains intact. The turned tapering standard features
a midsection belted knop. Spreading circular foot…base is out-of-round.

$1,050.00

1002-341


Treen Candlestick, Socket & Nozzle Lined with Sheet Iron, Push Through Ejector, entire view 2

Treen Candlestick, Socket & Nozzle Lined with Sheet Iron, Push Through Ejector, bottom view



Eighteenth Century Treen Candlestick, Crimped Tin Bobeche and Socket
Date/Period: Circa 1790


Eighteenth Century Treen Candlestick, Crimped Tin Bobeche and Socket, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 13"; base diameter: 5.625"

Material: Walnut

Condition: Excellent, great patina; shrinkage fissure beneath bobeche

Additional Information: Amongst the rarest treen are period candlesticks, few are as
elegant as this fine example. The candle socket with folded rim and ejection slit within
crimped drip pan atop elegantly turned column continuing to domed circular base
featuring molded outside edge.

$895.00

1256-88


Eighteenth Century Treen Candlestick, Crimped Tin Bobeche and Socket, entire view 2

Eighteenth Century Treen Candlestick, Crimped Tin Bobeche and Socket, bottom view



Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London
Date/Period: Circa 1790


Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London, right facing

Measurement: Overall length: 7.75"

Material: Walnut grip, brass frame

Condition: All the iron hardware is dull brown, lightly oxidized patina, the top jaw, and
its screw are later replacements. Perhaps there was once a rest that may have been
removed many years ago. The brass displays an overall dull tarnished goldenrod-ochre
patina Typical dings to grip. Displays well.

Additional Information: The boxlock frame is engraved and marked ''London'' right
and ''Burgon'' left. [John Burgon; hardware man, cutler, gunmaker and flint dealer;
contractor to ordinance and Hudson’s Bay Company…active 1790-1822 when the name
was changed to John Burgon & Sons.] This brass-frame tinder lighter with combustion
reservoir has a 2.75-inch storage barrel for the tinder and spills with a turned hinged
cover plate. The bag-shaped English walnut grip rates good to perhaps very good
showing typical minor vestiges of time and use. The action is tight and smooth as it
should be.

$1,185.00

308-597


Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London, left facing

Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London, detail view 1

Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London, detail view 2


Boston & Sandwich Glass Chambersticks, Pair of Hand Candlesticks, Starch Blue
A Complete Candlestick is Difficult to Find, a Pair! In Blue! Mint Condition!
Date/Period: 1850-1880


Boston & Sandwich Glass Chambersticks, Pair of Hand Candlesticks, Starch Blue A Complete Candlestick is Difficult to Find, a Pair! In Blue! Mint Condition!, entire view

Measurement: Height; 7.75" at top of shade

Material: Blown glass, copper alloy chimney holder

Condition: Fine

Literature: See the Glass Industry in Sandwich by Barlow & Kaiser, volume 4, page 60,
figure 4044.

Additional Information: An extremely rare pair of pressed blue chambersticks by the
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. The lobed socket above the circular dish with
everted lobed rim and applied handle, fitted with a pierced brass chimney holder.

$4,475.00 the pair…

1127-36




Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish
Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French
Date/Period: 17th or Early 18th Century


Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 4.25"; base: 8.75" x 8"

Material: Pewter

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: An extremely rare example of tabletop lighting…the robust
nozzle raised on an acorn knopped stem on a simple rococo tray featuring canted
molding consisting of three ovolo lobes joining serpentine sides. The tray rests on three
compressed ball feet cast in pewter.

$2,550.00

570-686


Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French, entire view 2

Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French, marks 1

Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French, marks 2

Rare Seventeenth Century Footed Pewter Candlestick Standish Iledgeable Maker’s Mark, Continental, Likely Flemish or French, entire view 3



15th Century Dutch Pricket Candlestick, Robust & Successful Castellated Form
Date/Period: 15th Century


15th Century Dutch Pricket Candlestick, Robust & Successful Castellated Form, entire view

Measurement: Height: 5.5"; height at pricket: 7.75"; base diameter: 3"

Material: Copper alloy, iron pricket

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Small pricket candlestick with an iron pricket, otherwise brass;
crenelated upper aspect of the drip pan, which is pierced with a series of three small,
clustered apertures. This above a short shaft with a flattened disc that transitions into a
complex high base that steps out as it descends. The base features a large, flattened
disc above a vertical segment with clusters of three small, round piercings, as seen on
the lower aspect of the drip pan…then flares to a solid foot. See Koper und Brons,
(Rijksmuseum Collection), pp. 89 – 90, figures 115 to117 for related yet less successful
examples.

$6,250.00

843-342


15th Century Dutch Pricket Candlestick, Robust & Successful Castellated Form, detail view

15th Century Dutch Pricket Candlestick, Robust & Successful Castellated Form, bottom view



16th Century Heemskerk Candlestick, Probably Dutch
Date/Period: Circa 1520-1600


16th Century Heemskerk Candlestick, Probably Dutch, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7.75"; base diameter: 3.5"

Material: Copper alloy

Condition: Very good, flat spot [.75-inch] to rim of base as depicted

Additional Information: Heemskerk candlestick, probably Dutch manufacture, c. 1520-
1600. The typical Gothic socket now having a circular aperture, (transition from the
square aperture in the early sixteenth century). The Gothic flat knop has been replaced
with a rudimentary ring over a baluster. There is the typical deep mid drip pan above the
tinged trumpet shaped base, unchanged from the earlier first Heemskerk form. Two-part
construction.

$6,100

843-348


16th Century Heemskerk Candlestick, Probably Dutch, bottom view



Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol, Turned Grip, Tinder Compartment
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol, Turned Grip, Tinder Compartment, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 10"

Material: Steel, walnut handle

Condition: Front foot is an old replacement, all else fine and original

Additional Information: A most unusual form featuring a beautiful robust handle
displaying great color and patina. We have never seen a handle such as that depicted.
Large rear-fed tinder compartment.

$1,750.00

308-593


Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol, Turned Grip, Tinder Compartment, entire view 2

Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol, Turned Grip, Tinder Compartment, detail



Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Grip with Tinder Compartment, All Steel
Date/Period: 18th or Early 19th Century


Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Grip with Tinder Compartment, All Steel, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 4.75"

Material: Steel

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: A most unusual strike-a-light with steel grip, miquelet action;
sear and mainspring exposed.

$1,450.00

308-591


Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Grip with Tinder Compartment, All Steel, entire view 2

Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Grip with Tinder Compartment, All Steel, detail view



Late 15th Century Candlestick, Franco-Flemish
Date/Period: Late 15th to Early 16th Century


Late 15th Century Candlestick, Franco-Flemish, entire view

Measurement: Height: 9.25"; base diameter: 5.75"

Material: Copper Alloy

Condition: In very good condition with one, small very old linear repair on the edge of
the base.

Additional Information: Franco-Flemish candlestick with typical Gothic socket with
rectangular aperture. The shaft having two long ringed balusters centered by three
discoid knops continues to the low skirt ringed base. See Christopher Bangs; The Lear
Collection A Study of Copper Alloy Socket Candlesticks A.D. 200 -1700
, pages 74 to
78; figures 33 to 39 for related candlesticks.

$4,300.00

843-353


Late 15th Century Candlestick, Franco-Flemish, bottom view

Late 15th Century Candlestick, Franco-Flemish, detail view



17th Century Dutch Heemskerk Candlestick of Very Successful Form
Date/Period: Second Half of 17th Century


17th Century Dutch Heemskerk Candlestick of Very Successful Form, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7.25"; base diameter: 3.25"

Material: Copper Alloy

Condition: Superb condition

Additional Information: Small seventeenth century Heemskerk candlestick of great
form. Heavy socket with slight upward flare, pierced with a small circular aperture over a
shaft with rudimentary ring above and below a suppressed ball, mid drip pan,
over the lower shaft which echoes the upper shaft yet displaying larger and bolder
elements. This on a domed base with flared lower collar. All original, with
probably recent soft solder applied to underside of base as often done to tighten shaft.
This candlestick is of superior design and relatively small size for the late Heemskerk
form. See Koper und Brons, (Rijksmuseum Collection) page 108 for two related but less
successful examples.

$1,800.00

843-349


17th Century Dutch Heemskerk Candlestick of Very Successful Form, bottom view



Copper Alloy Gothic Candlestick
Five Discoid Knop Form
North West Europe
15th Century


Copper Alloy Gothic Candlestick
Five Discoid Knop Form
North West Europe
15th Century, entire view 1

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")

$7,750

843-91


Copper Alloy Gothic Candlestick
Five Discoid Knop Form
North West Europe
15th Century, entire view 2



Spiral Candlestick on Turned Wood Base
Date/Period: 18th Century


Spiral Candlestick on Turned Wood Base, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 9.5"

Material: Wrought iron, wood

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: A nice tightly coiled example of good height raised on lovely
bell-shaped base. Retains spike hanger on lip and spiral push-up.

$350.00

1113-9


Spiral Candlestick on Turned Wood Base, bottom view



Candlesticks, A Fine Matched Pair of Copper Alloy, Low Bell Base Sticks
Spanish, circa 1680-1730


Candlesticks, A Fine Matched Pair of Copper Alloy, Low Bell Base Sticks
Spanish, circa 1680-1730

Beautifully cast stems, robust nozzle, belted knops and wafers featuring fine serrations. Solid cast stems (core pins) on incised low-dome base resting on angulated circular foot displaying incised conforming detail.
(Fine condition; height: 9.25", base diameter: 6.5")


Candlesticks, A Fine Matched Pair of Copper Alloy, Low Bell Base Sticks
Spanish, circa 1680-1730

Candlesticks, A Fine Matched Pair of Copper Alloy, Low Bell Base Sticks
Spanish, circa 1680-1730

$2,825.00

492-203




Antique Lighting, Near Pair of Standing Fat Lamps, Grease Lamps, Trunnion
Likely American, Circa 1775-1830


Antique Lighting, Near Pair of Standing Fat Lamps, Grease Lamps, Trunnion
Likely American, Circa 1775-1830, entire view

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".

$465.00 the pair

171-129




Pulpit Candlestick, Brass, Tall and Elegant, Slide Ejector, Trefoil Thumbpiece
English, 18th Century


Pulpit Candlestick, Brass, Tall and Elegant, Slide Ejector, Trefoil Thumbpiece 
English, 18th Century, entire view

Cast in three sections, tall stem on round base…very attractive
Height: 12”


Pulpit Candlestick, Brass, Tall and Elegant, Slide Ejector, Trefoil Thumbpiece 
English, 18th Century, base view

$485.00

365-328




Hog-Scraper Sheet-Iron & Brass Candlestick,
Wedding Band, Push Up, Lip Hanger


Hog-Scraper Sheet-Iron & Brass Candlestick, <br>Wedding Band, Push Up, Lip Hanger

The thumbpiece for push-up marked “JBS”,
ornamented with brass band; 6.5”
Circa 1820-1840


Hog-Scraper Sheet-Iron & Brass Candlestick, <br>Wedding Band, Push Up, Lip Hanger

$415.00

1256-2




Candle Mold, 2-Tapered Tubes


Candle Mold, 2-Tapered Tubes

Tinned Sheet Iron Oval Crimped Pouring Pan Rim, Wire Ring, 10.25” 19th Century


Candle Mold, 2-Tapered Tubes

$160.00

1256-3




Lighting, Tabletop Wrought Iron Rush Holder,
Shaped Thumbpiece Counterweight 18th Century


Candle Mold, 2-Tapered Tubes

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.

$395.00

1256-16




Early 18th Century Brass Candlestick, Faceted Nozzle, Solid Cast Stem, Pricket Hole


Early 18th Century Brass Candlestick, Faceted Nozzle, Solid Cast Stem, Pricket Hole

(The socket is lined with iron; height: 6.75"; base diameter: 3.75")

$395.00

365-339




Flint Enamel Candlestick, Large Example
Unmarked, likely Lyman Fenton & Co.
Bennington, VT (c. 1849 to 1858)


Antique Unmarked Flint Enamel Candlestick, Vermont, Circa 1849, entire view

Large single candlestick with mottled yellow, brown, and burnt amber coloring. Extremely minor wear on base from age, otherwise no restoration on edges. Form indicates origin. (H: 10"; diameter: 5")

$425

1187-15




Queen Anne Candlesticks, Pair, Brass
English, Circa 1740 to 1760


Antique Pair of English Queen Anne Candlesticks, Circa 1740, entire view

(H: 7.25”)

$325

659-129


Antique Pair of English Queen Anne Candlesticks, Circa 1740, base detail



Brass Tavern Candlestick with Bell, England, 19th Century


Antique Brass Tavern Candlstick with Bell, England, 19th Century, entire view

(H: 12.5”, base: 6”)

$1,185

691-23


Antique Brass Tavern Candlstick with Bell, England, 19th Century, base detail



Wrought Iron Tabletop Lighting, Flambeau, Side Ring
and Spring Suitable for Rush or Candle
Continental, 17th, or Early 18th Century


Antique Pair of Wrought Iron Tabletop Lightings Pieces, 18th or Early 19th Century, pair view 1

(Very good condition with great patina; H: 13.25”)

$1,400

1012-86


Antique Pair of Wrought Iron Tabletop Lightings Pieces, 18th or Early 19th Century, pair view 2



Candlesticks, Pair of Knopped High Domed Faceted Octagonal Base Brass Sticks
Likely French, Mid 18th Century (Excellent condition, seamed stems, screw post)


Candlesticks, Pair of Knopped High Domed Faceted Octagonal Base Brass Sticks
Likely French, Mid 18th Century, entire view

$425

492-122


Candlesticks, Pair of Knopped High Domed Faceted Octagonal Base Brass Sticks
Likely French, Mid 18th Century, base view



French Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, Baluster Form Stem, Domed Octagonal Base
H: 7.5": base: 3.75"


Antique French Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, 7.5 inches, entire view

$340

1012-74




French Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, Baluster Form Stem, Domed Octagonal Base
H: 7.75"; base: 3.875"


Antique Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, 7.75 inches, entire view

$335

1012-71




French Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, Baluster Form Stem, Domed Octagonal Base
H: 7.5"; base: 3.5"


Antique Louis XIV Brass Candlestick, Octagonal Base, entire view

$335

1012-73




Chamber Pushup Candlestick, Dousing Cone, Scissor Trimmer Snuffer
Late 18th to Early 19th Century
Probably England
An attractive three piece set in fine condition


Chamber Pushup Candlestick, Dousing Cone, Scissor Trimmer Snuffer
Late 18th to Early 19th Century, entire view 1

(H: 5"; W: 8"; D: 7.5")

$325

1012-37


Chamber Pushup Candlestick, Dousing Cone, Scissor Trimmer Snuffer
Late 18th to Early 19th Century, entire view 2
Chamber Pushup Candlestick, Dousing Cone, Scissor Trimmer Snuffer
Late 18th to Early 19th Century, base detail



Candlesticks, Fluid Lamp, Brass, Glass
Sold separately


Candlesticks, Fluid Lamp, Brass, Glass, entire view

Candlesticks, Pair of Brass Pushup Sticks
England, Circa 1790 to 1810
- SOLD

Fluid Lamp, Sandwich Glass, Free Blown Cut and Pressed Glass Lamp
Circa 1830 to 1840
Colorless, bulb font, hollow knop, stepped pressed base, fine condition

(H: 12")
$445
492-97





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