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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Dutch, late 17th c

The reflector nicely engraved, pierced and repoussee. The Dutch tulip is prominent and is surrounded by scrolling foliage and flowers.


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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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Heemskirk Candlestick 

Dutch, 1650-80

A nice example of a form that was very popular in the period. Nothing exceptional about it, but nothing wrong either. We don't have to apologize for being typical!


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