Pair Brass Candlesticks c1755
Heading : A pair of 18th century cast brass candlesticks
Date : c1740-1770
Period : George III
Origin : England
Decoration : A moulded band and further double moulded band on the socket. A hollow baluster stem
Size : Height 16cm
Condition : Very good. One has a slight lean. There are two spots of dross on the upper side of the foot in one stick
Restoration : None
Weight : 630 grams
During the 18th century the styles of brass candlesticks began to mirror those made in silver. This provides one method for dating as does the manufacturing process. Stems were cast in two halves until a new method enabled the stems to be cast in a single piece by 1740. The core of the casting when removed crated a lighter weight candlestick and by 1780 the addition of a push rod to remove the remnants of the candle from the socket.
This pair of candlesticks are an early 18th century style. The stems are made from a single casting, but they were never intended to have push up ejectors, the base of the sockets are concave (not flat) and the internal walls are cup shaped. They will be no later than 1770, by which time neoclassicism was all pervasive.
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