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A COPPER ALLOY CANDLESTICK
A COPPER ALLOY CANDLESTICK

ENGLISH, MID 16TH CENTURY

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A COPPER ALLOY CANDLESTICK
ENGLISH, MID 16TH CENTURY
The baluster shaft above a bowl-shaped drip-tray and a spreading circular base.
Very minor nicks.
12.1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) high
Literature
Bangs 1995, no. 50

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
Caspall 1987, pp. 81-82; ills. 142-145
Gentle & Feild 1994, pp. 14, 118, 119, pl. 1, ills. 1-3
London 1988, nos. 10, 25
Mackay Thomas 1954, pp. 110-121
Michaelis 1978, pp. 43-44, ills. 30-36
Turner 1982, pp. 28-29, pl. 12

Lot Essay

This is an excellent example of an English candlestick of the 'Tudor' type, although it has a colour that is distinctly yellower than the more usual reddish tone seen on the other candlesticks of this group in the collection. Although it conforms to the 'chalice and paten' formation, it is noteworthy that the shape here, with its elegantly rising cone, gives a more refined silhouette than on the more typical examples, such as the two following lots.
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