A very rare and early lead glass candlestick, circa 1690-1700
Lot 8*
A very rare and early lead glass candlestick, circa 1690-1700
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,800 - 8,000

Lot Details
A very rare and early lead glass candlestick, circa 1690-1700
With a multi-knopped baluster stem, the slender nozzle everted at the rim, set on three graduated rings above a hollow inverted acorn knop on a merese, above a generous wrythened knop on another hollow acorn knop between a series of graduated collars, on a gadroon-moulded domed foot folded at the rim, 21.3cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Dwight Lanmon Collection, acquired from Herbert Schiffer in 1966. No similar example appears to be recorded although similar knops and related feet occur on wine glasses and candlesticks datable to the late 17th and early 18th century. A related coin goblet containing a coin of 1680 in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by Robert Charleston, English Glass and the Glasses Used in England, pl. 27a.
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