A late 18th/early 19th century sheet brass canister-form tinder box candlestick, circa 1800

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A late 18th/early 19th century sheet brass canister-form tinder box candlestick, circa 1800

Sold for £ 275 (US$ 343) inc. premium
A late 18th/early 19th century sheet brass canister-form tinder box candlestick, circa 1800
The dished cover centred by an open-seamed rolled candle socket, enclosing a cast brass damper with shaped decorative handle, the body with two decorative bands, and with strap handle, with flint and 18th century steel, its scroll-ended handle in the form of a snake, 11.5cm diameter x 8.5cm high, (4)

Footnotes

  • Literature: See J. Caspall, Fire & Light in the Home pre-1820 (2000), p. 21, where it is noted 'a ring-handled brass tinder box is very rare. Inspection of such an item should be meticulous, as the likelihood will that the elongated flat or tubular handle will have been replaced by a more recent sheet brass ring.' There is no evidence that this box ever had a different sort of handle.
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A late 18th/early 19th century sheet brass canister-form tinder box candlestick, circa 1800
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