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AN ENGLISH PEWTER CANDLESTICK
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AN ENGLISH PEWTER CANDLESTICK

CIRCA 1670

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AN ENGLISH PEWTER CANDLESTICK
CIRCA 1670
With an octagonal base and unusual circular drip-pan rising to a ribbed stem and octagonal sconce, the rims cast with rope-work decoration, the initials 'BY' engraved on foot and with a worn touchmark
7¼in. (18.4cm.) high
Literature
Museum of London 1989, Pewter, A celebration of the craft, No.56.
Jan Gadd, Pewter candlesticks, P.S. 2004, fig. PRP02
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Lot Essay

There are a number of candlesticks of this basic form each of slightly different design and generally dated to after the Restoration of Charles II. Very few have a circular drip-tray, most being octagonal but refer to Gadd, Pewter candlesticks P.S, 2004, figs PRP01-03 on page 62. for discussion of this candlestick and two similar.
This candlestick was previously sold Sotheby's 25th April, 1985 lot 67. It was found with a saucer lot 115 in a locked chest and has similarities in the style of the rim.

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