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.
Sheet iron hog scraper candlestick, flared drip catcher with tab; shaft is fitted with
ejector mechanism…this well used stick displays minor imperfection to edge of base as
depicted. (Height: 5.25"; base diameter: 3.75")
The partly twisted standard with hook handle, riveted candle socket and ring for an attached rush light
spring, the heart-shaped tray base on three curved flaring feet.
The device displays good color and patina, construction appears to be of-the-period.
(Height: 9.25"; width: 5"; depth: 5.5")
The lobed knopped stems featuring unusual acanthus decoration above a magnificent
scalloped and scrolled base displaying six shells; the nozzles featuring gadrooned
rims and borders display initials “SLG” and the crest of a serpent’s head
surmounting crown; detachable six shell bobeches. The sockets and bobeches are marked
by maker, underside of bases display full set of marks.
(Height: 10”, 42 ounces)
Steel and wood pistol form featuring finely carved walnut grip dressed with tiny silver pins that are worn smooth. The steel frame is border-engraved, the sides engraved with a panoply of flags, drums and arms. The action is smooth and tight; metal parts are a mottled black fading to smoky gray, stock displays a rich patina. (Length: 4.75")
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")
This superior little example is 10-inches tall; thumb latch clamps raised on four high arched legs.
272-7 - SOLD
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