A rare mid 17th Century brass trumpet-base candlestick stamped with the initials Ca and fleur de lys

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Lot 85
A rare mid 17th Century brass trumpet-base candlestick
stamped with the initials Ca and fleur de lys

Sold for £ 1,912 (US$ 2,620) inc. premium
A rare mid 17th Century brass trumpet-base candlestick
stamped with the initials Ca and fleur de lys
the flared socket , the upper and lower stems corded, on a broad flare foot with narrow footrim, 17.5cm high approximately

Footnotes

  • As of 2001, when a candlestick bearing this mark was exhibited in Honiton, Devon, only eleven candlesticks bearing the mark of this maker were known to be extant. This maker also marked two chambersticks, a warming pan, three or four pairs of disc-top andirons and a fire shovel. The identity of the maker is unknown. The mark however, as here, is almost always unevenly struck. For comparable pieces see below:

    For a similar candlestick sold at Bonhams see Lot 512, The Oak Sale, 20th September 2017.

    Literature
    R. Butler, A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and other Base Metalware, c. 1600-c. 1900 Exhibition Catalogue, 11th 22nd September 2001, p. 21.
    C. Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper -Alloy Socket Candlesticks, A.D. 200-1700 (1995), Cat. 112.
    Ronald F Michael, Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks, Baron Publishing, 1984, pp.'s 82-83.
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