Lantern Candlestick

English, c.1670

Bell metal. An exceptional piece with compressed spiral stem to allow maximum room for the candle inside the lantern. Turned and dished base and well formed bobeche. Take your time looking at this, and it'll grow on you. NB American tin lanterns had fitted candleholders, 17th-century English brass ones did not. Good original condition.

3-7/8" h, 3-12" diam base.

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