Transitional Brass Candlestick
This candlestick is a highly unusual, ‘transitional’ model. The conventional square, cut-corner base and seamed stem with slide-ejector, associated with the early 18th century, are here combined with a typically 17th century style circular drip-pan, positioned mid-way on the stem.
This candlestick and a very similar, but taller pair (26.8cm / 10 ⅝in) illustrated by Koldeweij, appear to be the only recorded examples of this form.
- Koldeweij, E.. The English Candlestick 1425 – 1925. London, Christies, 2001, ISBN 0903432587, p.158, cat. 145