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AN ENGLISH BRASS CANDLESTICK
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AN ENGLISH BRASS CANDLESTICK

MID-15TH CENTURY

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AN ENGLISH BRASS CANDLESTICK
MID-15TH CENTURY
The base with lathe-turned mouldings and bands of reeding rising to a knopped stem and matching socket, A Katherine Prentis Murphy collection label to underside
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Provenance
With Alistair Sampson, London, November 1988.
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Lot Essay

For comparable examples see Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks A.D. 200-1700, London, 1995, no. 8 and 9; and Eloy Koldeweij, The English Candlestick, London, 2001, no. 1-3. The same form of candlestick exists in pewter, one excavated from the Thames at Queenhithe is in the Museum of London, see The Museum of London: Pewter, 1983, p. 22.

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