15 December 1998
A COPPER ALLOY CANDLESTICK
PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
The socket above a drip-tray and bell-base.
Very minor nicks.
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high
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Schiffer 1978, p. 209, D
Judging by its extremely small size, this lot was probably intended to be used as a travelling candlestick.
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