Two Late 16th or Early 17th Century Bronze Candlesticks
On the left, a late 16th century bronze candlestick, the simple socket, with circular piercing, above a short but quite complicated baluster shaft, which sits into the upward-curving drip pan. The bell-shaped base has ring-turned incised decoration.
Flemish, circa 1580-1620.
Caspell, “Making Fire and Light”, page 84, figure 149.
The Lear Collection, Christies, London, lot 71.
Height 4.75 inches.
On the right, an early 17th century bronze candlestick, having a very slight flared socket, with circular piercing. Bearing an engraved owner’s initial “E”, above a simple “tear drop” shaped baluster shaft. Typical bell-shaped foot, with pronounced ring-turn decoration.
Flemish, circa 1620-40.
Caspell, “Making Fire and Light”, page 85, figure 151.
The Lear Collection, Christies, London, lot 73.
Height 5 inches.