Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlestick, Late 15th to Early 16th Century
Very Fine and Rare Northwestern European Cast Brass Circular-Based Candlestick
Late 15th to Early 16th Century
Height 12 1/2 in.
In overall very fine condition with negligible tarnishing and abrasions commensurate with age and use.
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While significantly more developed, the closest cognate to this candlestick is one illustrated in Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks, A.D. 200-1700, (Bethlehem, PA: Oaks Printing Company, Inc., 1995), pp. 77 and 230, no. 36 which he identifies as having " a relationship with wood-turning."