Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg, August 3, 2003, lot 1761; Vogel Collection no. 727.2.
Related pricket candlesticks are illustrated in Ronald F. Michaelis, Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks: Produced in Bronze, Brass, Paktong, (Woodbridge, Eng: Antiques Collector's Club, 1978), p. 34, fig. 16 and Onno ter Kuile, Koper & Brons, (Gravenhage: Staatsuitgeverij; Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 1986), pp. 85-90, figs. 108-117.
In overall fine condition. Previously cracked beneath the upper ring turning and a new bolt shaft has been added. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.