Capstan Candlestick

Spanish, 1550

Brass. One of the better examples of the form, with a broad capstan and shortish stem. Ejection holes - necessary because the tallow candles of the period were soft and difficult to pull out of the nozzle. (We've not had a capstan for some time, so I jumped at the chance to buy a small collection at a reasonable price.) No repairs or restoration. Fewere dings than usual!

5" h x 5-5/8" diam

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