A Rare Gothic Candlestick

The central stem, which has both pricket and socket candleholders (depending on the quality of the wax or tallow candle), tapers down to a faceted knop, which sits above the upturned base/drip pan, which has integrally cast animal head feet.

Possibly Limoges, circa 1380-1420.

See

– Old Domestic Base Metal Candlesticks by Ronald F. Michaelis, page 32, figure 11

– Koper and Brons – Rijksmuseum, page 103, item 140

– Messing, by Hermann P. Lockner, page 168, abb 331

Height 9.5 inches.

Ref 824

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