A Rare Gothic Candlestick
The central stem, which has both pricket and socket candleholders (depending on the quality of the wax or tallow candle), tapers down to a faceted knop, which sits above the upturned base/drip pan, which has integrally cast animal head feet.
Possibly Limoges, circa 1380-1420.
– Old Domestic Base Metal Candlesticks by Ronald F. Michaelis, page 32, figure 11
– Koper and Brons – Rijksmuseum, page 103, item 140
– Messing, by Hermann P. Lockner, page 168, abb 331
Height 9.5 inches.