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Pair of Georgian Brass Candlesticks c1770

Heading : Pair of Georgian brass candlesticks
Date : c1770
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Sconce : M
oulded girdles
Stem : Wide shoulder with moulded girdles above a tapering stem
Foot : Square pedestal base with banded decoration
Pontil : Hollow opening
Material Type : Brass
Size : 20.1cm tall with an 8.4cm base 
Condition : Each have minor dings as shown, age related wear to be expected, no push-rod extractors
Restoration : None
Weight : 754 grams combined

Production methods of candlesticks changed in the 18th century. The stem was cast in one piece with a removable core. This enabled much finer castings and multi faceted shapes.They were cast in a two piece mould. The "flash" seams are evident on the pieces, a good indicator production technique and age.

These neo-classical styles were popular from 1765 onwards. The hollow core casting technique also changed the method of extracting candle stumps. A brass disc in the nozzle was connected via an iron rod that passed through the stem to a button under the base.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 2016100613
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  • £240.00


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