Gothic Pricket Candlestick, Crenellated Drip Pan, Lion-form Feet

Northwest Europe, Probably German or Flemish Origin

Gothic Pricket Candlestick, Crenellated Drip Pan, Lion-form Feet, Image 1

A robust pricket candlestick having a drip pan with crenellated edge; the lower section featuring four clusters of five small piercings on a tapered turned shaft with conforming piercings near the base of the shaft, supported by three cast seated lion figures. This is a typical Gothic pricket candlestick of a substantial early form. The decorative piercings are associated with these early interesting models. The rarely encountered lion supports [feet] make this candlestick very special. This Gothic pricket candlestick is related to Figure 15 in Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks by Ronald F. Michaelis, published in 1978 by Antique Collectors' Club.

Date: Late 15th - Early 16th Century

Measurement: Height: 11.25", 6.75" Maximum Base Diameter

Material: Copper alloy

Condition: Good condition commensurate with age and use. The join of one lion foot was long ago reinforced with solder... likely during its early working life. The pricket is missing its tip and has been repaired near base. This special stick saw frequent use.


SKU: 843-443

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