Capstan Candlestick

Dutch, 1525-50

Brass. Early Dutch form with tall, tapered capstan; short, tapered stem and rectangular 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.) Two tiny rim splits, usual dings, no repairs or restoration.

5-1/2" h x 5-1/8" diam.

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