Metalware - Brass/Bronze


Imposing Candlestick 

Spanish, c.1675

The interplay between thick and thin on the stem is pleasing and very typical of the baroque aesthetic. Good old surface, not over-cleaned. Made in four parts held by an iron rod.


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Pricket Candlestick 

Netherlands, 1450-1500

Top quality craftsmanship: heavy cast brass smoothly finished on the lathe. Wonderful (and rare) battlemented turret, beautiful, upward soaring form -- you can't ask for much more! Experts are divided over whether these sticks always had three feet -- if so, we've never had one, and many images in the books show them footless, but there are possible traces underneath.


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Wall Sconce 

Dutch, 1700-25

A nice, modest eye-catcher for your wall. The reflector is well decorated with repousee work from behind, embellished with punchwork on the front. Plain central. convex cartouche to increase the reflected light. Unusually, the sconces appear to be original. It worked well in its day, it works just as well today and will tomorrow as well!


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Bed Warmer 

English, c. 1675

Folky decoration on the lid done with three circular punches and a bit of dash engraving. Typical English simplicity -- a Dutch brazier could not have restrained himself and would have done much more elaborate decoration. Forged iron handle with good hanging loop. Perfect for a simple country house and simple country folk!


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Flemish, (or English?), 1575-1625

Bronze candlesticks are rare. This one has an old, undisturbed surface that is beautiful to behold. Its stem is the Renaissance baluster that was revived in the early 18th century. Most of this form are Flemish, but this is of comparatively thin metal with no ejection holes and the measurements are in exact inches -- suggestions of a possible English origin. The collector it came from thought it was English.


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