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16thc Brass Capstan Candlestick. N.European. C1560-80.


Code: MS sold


W: 4.8" (12.2 cm)H: 5.5" (14 cm)D: 4.8" (12.2 cm)

A superb 16thc Brass Candlestick known as a Capstan or Bell Base from North West Europe, this fine example still shows signs of the lathe "chatter" underneath the large Bell Base, where it has been turned; the short socket with it's vertically cut ejection aperture, terminates onto a large drip pan, the socket has been fixed by "peening" the end over to join the base. 

Low Countries. C 1560-80.