An Early 16th Century Five Knop Flemish Brass Candlestick
Known as “knop sticks”, due to the discoid decoration on the shafts, these rare and unusual candleholders have either one, two, three, four or five knops, the hardest to find being the five knop, and also the one knop. They are always cast in two pieces, the base and the drip pan cast in a single piece, and the shaft and socket inserted and peened over inside the base. The candlestick is then finished on a very primitive treadle lathe.
Flemish, circa 1500.
Height 11½ inches.