14th or Early 15th Century, Large Castellated Candlestick

Dutch or German

14th or Early 15th Century, Large Castellated Candlestick, Image 1

Large pricket candlestick, Northwest European origin, probably Dutch (or German) fourteenth or, more likely fifteenth century. Superb, large design pricket candlestick probably made for domestic use as, according to Michaelis, "the church candlesticks had three feet, either lions or flattened balls"*. There are three potential supports seen underneath from the original casting, but feet were never applied to this candlestick. This large candlestick has a series of six small, canted cyma curves cut into the superior aspect of the brass drip pan. These crenulations alternate with six groups of four small, clustered apertures centered by punched dots in the lower side of the drip pan. The drip pan surmounts the large shaft featuring two knops continuing to a heavy robust inverted cup shaped base. Interestingly... the pricket displays two groups in incised concentric rings.

Date: 14th or 15th Century

Literature: *See Ronald Michaelis: Old Domestic Base Metal Candlesticks, Antique Collectors Club, 1978, pages 33 and 34 and figure 15 and 16. See figures113 to 118 in the 1986 Rijksmuseum catalogue; Koper und Brons.


SKU: 843-350

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