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.
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.
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.
Rare, seamed balusters featuring upswept bobeches above banded nozzles; square
knops with cut corners [octagonal] continuing to reel & compressed ball knop raised on
square bases with slightly concave cut corners. These sticks are quite wonderful and
measure 5” in height; base is approximately 3 1/8” square.
This example features a complex shaft raised on a conically flaring high skirt base. The socket has two large square ejection apertures, one of which has been enlarged in the distant past (Likely during early working period). Two part construction of cast and turned parts joined at base where it was peened and turned. Provenance: The Lear Collection of Socket Candlesticks, Christie's, London, December 15, 1998 lot 22
Literature: The Lear Collection, a Study of Copper Alloy Candlesticks A.D. 200 - 1700 by Christopher Bangs, published by King's Hill Publications, Easton, Pennsylvania 1995; number 27. (Good condition; usual light surface scratches; H: 9.75")
(Figure is secured to base by handmade nut and bolt; pricket perfectly conforms to iron; appears to have never been separated. The geographic suggestion was shared by European colleagues. We have never handled a similar form and are open to suggestions and discovery. H: 12")
The iron pricket and conforming drip pan are riveted to this stick that measures 14.25" in total height. All exterior elements are beautifully finished and nicely filed and incised; underside is not finished and shows casting. We note that the base was drilled and shows a 3/h" piercing; perhaps to secure to tabletop within public room; there is no evidence of electrification. We are not certain that this beauty is period or early revival and have more than priced accordingly.
Similar pieces may be found within the below reference, copy available:
Leuchter, Bronzeguss. Sechspass-formige Fussplatte, in sechskantigen Schaft ubergehend, der, in der Mitte vergungt, sich zum Lichteller erweitert. Flacher Knauf mit sechs radial vortretenden, vierkantigen Knopfen. Auf dem Teller der Dorn.
0,215 hoch, 0,13 breit.
Besitzer: Klg. Kunstgewerbe-Museum (96.11)
We can't with any certainty assign a location of manufacture. The shaft and base are threaded where mated; underside of base looks great, color of brass is fine. The straight shaft under socket is an anomaly as is the flat band/ring under drip-pan; the tulip-form socket reminds us of those seen on Turkish/Moorish forms; scalloped grease-pan and base is similar to Spanish forms; This period stick remains in excellent original condition and measures: H: 15.5"; base diameter: 11.5".
We note that there are two ancient, and tight fissures; one under, and tight to drip-pan, the other at first step of base; no open seams; probably casting flaws. The stick appears to have been cleaned, and lacquered or sealed long ago? (H: 8.5")
All elements except the base are cast in one; the beautiful molded socket with pronounced flare is pierced and is above the flat bottomed drip tray with a convex molded rim. The lower shaft is swelled and is raised on a generous concave base with pronounced rim and outward tapering foot. The stick remains in fine original condition; lathe-centering pimple and turning lines/tool-marks remain on the underside. There is a miniscule expert repair at the outermost edge of the drip-pan; may actually be in the making. H: 9.75"; diameter of base: 5.5".
This candlestick is bold and displays successful form; drip pan is finished with an integral band and smartly tapers to a collar where transitioning to shaft.
A central knop ornaments the shaft which is raised on a domed, molded, and incised base resting on three zoomorphic feet. The stick displays a wonderful patina and remains in fine original condition. See Lear Collection, number 5 for similar feet and discussion about lack of adornment. (H: 6.25".)
A most unusual pair of brass alloy sticks having design features inspired by sticks manufactured during earlier period. Fine condition. A nearly identical stick is published on page 116, figure 170 of Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks by Ronald F. Michaelis. (H: 12.5"; base diameter: 5.25")
The stick features a flaring and molded nozzle with rectangular aperture on baluster stem; domed and dished base. (Mentioned for accuracy is that the stem has an ever so slight lean, very minor, else consistent with age and use; H: 7.25")
Rare base metal socket candlestick; cast and turned shaft peened under the cast and turned, domed and dished base which was strengthened during working life with solder. The shaft style relates to Nuremberg candlesticks of the period yet the base is atypical; similar to Northwestern European drum bases and Islamic candlestick bases. Venice was the crossroad of the Middle East and the west, amalgamations of design typically evolved. This may be one of those hybrids. (Minor dings, vestiges of time suffered over the centuries, else fine and original; H: 7.25")
Condition: Displays well, great patina; a quarter-inch hole caused be wear too upper
element; a 1/16 inch by 1-inch loss to edge of drip pan. Portions of brass
have worn/torn where foot meats base…however unfortunate the stick,
remains attractive and worthy.
Additional Information: Typical high quality, thin brass Nuremberg candlestick of the
seventeenth century with unusual engraving. The socket with thin bobeche over an egg-
shaped upper element tapers to a small diameter where it joins the lower element, the
wide drip pan caps a complex base. Overall engraving is of better quality than most of
the Nuremberg candlesticks of the seventeenth century that were probably engraved
locally. This one may have been shipped to Venice to be engraved as discussed
in Christopher Bangs; The Lear Collection A Study of Copper Alloy Socket Candlesticks
A.D. 200 -170,0 Figure 89 page 119-120. A coat of arms is engraved on the socket for
the Locatelli family: three stars over an owl; also suggesting that this Nuremberg
candlestick was engraved in Italy. While the form is typical, it is very pleasing…the
quality of the engraving and the wonderful patina unite making this an exceptional
Gothic socket with rectangular ejection aperture on a solid stem featuring 2 ribbed
teardrop/conical devices centered by three-disc knops, domed, and dished low skirt
See No. 39 in Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection... for a related candlestick
(Height: 11.25”, diameter of base: 7 1/8”)
Condition: The beautiful, lightly cast brass candlestick has, as is usually seen, some
tight cracking of the vulnerable mid to upper base due to thinness of casting. Fissures
long ago repaired from underside. Displays well.
Additional Information: German, Nuremberg, 16th century candlestick; socket, without
aperture, above a tapered corrugated baluster shaft between discoid knops, on a
shallow circular base. These Nuremberg candlesticks are among the finest brass work
of their time. Nuremberg was a major center of metalwork in the sixteenth century.
The very subtle differences between this candlestick and the one published in Bangs
book [see below] elevate this candlestick to superior design.
Note: A similar candlestick example is published within The Lear Collection: A Study of
Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks, A.D. 200-1700 by Christopher Bangs, 1995,
pages 106 and 273, No. 75.
Franco-Flemish base metal candlestick on a typical low skirt shallow circular base; featured is a robust socket having two small rectangular ejection apertures. Made in two cast and turned parts, the shaft joins at a central raised ribbed cone of base. Northwest Europe; probably made in France or the Low Countries.
Provenance: Christie's, London, The Lear Collection of Socket Candlesticks, December 15, 1998 lot 10 Literature: The Lear Collection, a Study of Copper Alloy Candlesticks A.D. 200 - 1700 by Christopher Bangs, published by King's Hill Publications, Easton, Pennsylvania 1995; number 37.(Typical light dings, minor shallow surface scratches; cracks to base; H: 8.25")
Socket with single discoid knop; transitional hollow-cast elongated vase with discoid knop beneath; drip tray features an inclined rim and conical center; lower shaft is interestingly shaped similar to a wassail bowl with pronounced lip. The spreading circular base features a flaring foot beneath the upswept pan and stepped cones. There is a small modern patch to base skirt; drip tray has a break across one-third of the diameter that was long ago repaired with soft solder. Literature: The Lear Collection, a Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks, A.D. 200 - 1700 by Christopher Bangs; number 52, pp., 90 and 246.
This scarcely encountered form features a central tapering pricket above coarse hand-cut screw thread, (now worn) and the detachable twin-branched arm with tapering sockets; the shaft featuring two discoid-knops is flared at its base and is neatly peened underneath the domed two-stage base. (Dimensions: 11.75” H.)
Unpierced socket above long ringed baluster centered by discoid above the cone within a low base having a shallow drip pan; made in two cast and turned part, this candlestick is joined where the shaft is received by the cone at center of the base. This candlestick is typical of those made in Nuremberg in the 16th century with pale yellow brass metal, finely detailed and thinly turned and with a central iron core in the shaft whereas the brass is quite thin. The design may be compared to the best quality examples of Nuremberg metal work. This example displays the usual vestiges of time associated with the form and period; nicks and repaired cracks to base; couple of tight tears to base. Provenance: Christie's, London, The Lear Collection of Socket Candlesticks, December 15, 1998 lot 82 Literature: The Lear Collection, a Study of Copper Alloy Candlesticks A.D. 200 - 1700 by Christopher Bangs, published by King's Hill Publications, Easton, Pennsylvania 1995; number 75. (H: 10")
A nearly identical pair, the sockets with twin ejection apertures, above a socle, slightly domed and incised drip-pans are upwardly flaring; on spreading base featuring double incised concentric lines at foot. Possibly a tiny (in the making or very early) repair within one drip-pan; very small lead patch that looks like it has been in place forever, perhaps repairing casting flaw or small puncture when turned. (H: 4.75", base diameter: 4.5")
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".)
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")
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)
A handsome pair of sticks with deeply indented foot, tall sockets, elegant stem featuring considerable detail, and shaped drip-pans; fine condition. A nearly identical design is featured in an 18th century pattern book owned by Winterthur, see Domestic metalwork 1640 - 1820 by Rupert and Field, page 164, plate 124. Dimensions: 7.5" H.
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")
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