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Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640

Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640
Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks, circa 1640. Please register my store/page in your favorites, for a fine range of 14th to 19th century period metalwork, lighting & other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin. Serious, as to Intellectual Property & Author rights violations are reported to our attorneys in Paris & Leeds. Read my terms of sale. This pair is in. Pieces in the group photo are for scale. Free collection by appt. My collections & some of Ellys. New arrivals can be viewed. Im a part-time antiques dealer, & sometimes exhibit at UK antiques shows. My associate in France is an expat American historian of European Decorative Arts & museum curator, with 46 years of advanced experience. Dear friends & clients. Roy here in France Seasons Greetings on a dark New Year. Elly has more Fine Arts & Antiques than we can begin to keep up with at least 4,000 period pieces. Group photos will give you a slight idea of the depth of my collections, and Elly’s inventory – 800 new acquisitions, with more arriving weekly – keep watching this page. Weather is getting worse in Europe my internet router has been replaced 8 times in 7 years, and needs to be replaced again. Since September, 5 major storms have left 100,000 to 400,000 homes & businesses without power for several days (5 times). However, the largest French labor strike since 1968 is still on last month, less than 10% of public transport for the entire country was working; 75% of the Paris Metro was shut down. The strike interfaces with other services & the private sector, & has had a very negative impact on the post. I live alone at 3,000 ft. Altitude in one of the most isolated places in Western Europe, 2 hours by car to any city. Postal distribution is by truck work strikes or severe weather have major effects and internet or computer problems take a week to correct. Negotiations between labor unions & the government continue, but all of Elly’s listings physically located in France will have a 10 working-day delay instead of the usual 5, because no one can be sure of how long the massive dispute (over retirement age & benefits) will take to resolve. The strike has spread to Radio France, the Paris Opera, teachers’ unions, & blockages of fuel refineries & depots; such delays are completely out of our control. The antiques trade is rife with perpetuated errors, and moving to France 26+ years ago meant that I had to unlearn more than a few. Most annoying and widespread is that. Pricket candlesticks and larger mid-drips are ecclesiastical. This has been thoroughly. Disproven from early inventories, woodcuts and paintings, and in-situ research I own non-ecclesiastical French wrought iron pricket beam candlesticks. The ecclesiastical assumption also totally. Ignores the enormous scale of Renaissance and later Continental architecture of the wealthy merchant class and aristocracy across Europe – early secular pricket or mid-drip candlesticks. (we have owned hundreds, and have more). For use in truly enormous rooms, and on furniture that was proportionally massive. My reference library on early Continental metalwork & lighting is about as good as it gets there are perhaps half a dozen books Im still searching for, but by and large its very comprehensive. Even so, I dont know of a single volume in any language that has even begun to correctly tackle the very complex history of either mid-drip socket candlesticks, or secular pricket candlesticks. Mid-drip or pricket candlesticks with central iron rods are usually referred to as Spanish, but I dont know of any justification for this, based on their extensive geographic distribution in Central France and this assumption completely ignores the possibility that they can also be Portuguese. This pair has bronze rods, not iron, and just arrived from a collector/dealer in Southwest France, but closer to my house in the South-Central Limousin Region. Only definitive way to get to the bottom of origins is by sampling a very large number of early Continental pieces using XRF technology (which Ive been doing for 9 years). This is a massively robust (17 & 1/2 tall) and handsome pair of mid-drip candlesticks, but condition is less than perfect. I briefly considered separating them, but have a generic opposition to splitting up pairs or sets of anything that have been together since they were made. One stick is untouched, but does not come apart the other partly disassembles (see photos). It was presumably dropped a 1-long piece is missing from the drip pan edge; the center has been sloppily and needlessly soldered, and the drip pan edges could use some straightening. This is not difficult to restore, but getting a truly perfect color match in copper alloys is only possible with XRF analysis. Old Domestic base-Metal Candlesticks. 1978 by Ronald Michaelis is still the best technical reference on base-metal lighting (or brass). However, he didnt cover mid-drips, which is a surprising omission but I know that he spent almost no time on the Continent, and perhaps other than Heemskerks, few mid-drips found their way to England. Did not have as much experience as I have with specifically Continental (and especially French) origins of pricket or mid-drip candlesticks, and does not always provide completely reliable commentaries. Even so, Michaelis work is generically superior to that of any other published references to date; in the 1970s, he was the only author to get it right, as to the attribution of Nuremberg candlesticks and, correctly question the time constraints placed on Heemskerks by others. However, his dating of Franco-Flemish candlesticks is not always accurate, and others bear erroneous attributions the 3 candlesticks in Figure 170, page 116, are in fact all French, late 16. Century, and not 1. The Appendix on page 137 of Michaelis contains a somewhat useful, but hopelessly out-dated and rudimentary metallurgical chart on base-metal. More recent published references using XRF analysis are equally unreliable, due to gross errors in attributions, or the woefully inadequate numbers of pieces sampled. Any truly accurate and scientific survey requires a very wide range and large number of examples analyzed. Michaelis was the only author I know of who correctly addressed irregularities in either metal color, or. Details in early, generally pre-1700 pairs of candlesticks. He comes through on these obscure technical points, and covers them most specifically, on pages 34-35. It is not so unusual to see one candlestick of a pair that is marginally taller, often due to the pricket length, and the feet can also be slightly wider. However, close comparisons make it obvious that turnings are generally a perfect match (but not always), and that drip pan diameters are usually the same. 1700, standards of workmanship seem to have become sufficiently established, such that visible variations in turnings, castings or other details were no longer tolerated. A close parallel can be found in 17th century and earlier German Bellarmine stoneware jug production bearded man witch bottles prior to about 1700 display a truly amazing quantity of firing defects that are rarely found on later pieces. As-seen, and as described above. The pair otherwise has the normal wear and very minor dings that can be expected on early metalwork. Photos are high resolution use magnification for viewing details. Please ask, if you wish additional photos. Certified expert & appraiser. New Bedford Museum of Glass. We are independently listed with. New England Appraisers Association. For France or the UK. 17 & 1/2 44.5 cm. Total weight heavy – 4.6 kilos, not including packaging. As a consequence of French rates, these have to go at the up-to 10 kilo cost. Insured mailing within France is 22 Euros ; to the UK & EU is 38 Euros to North America is 103 Euros. Please read listings carefully rates & conditions are substantially different. Request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, severe weather, or computer problems. This is strictly a small business, with no employees. Intolerant or difficult buyers, or those leaving less than 5-star feedback (no longer invisible) will be black-listed. Weather is getting worse in Europe delays are often unavoidable. There is a major problem with the age, condition or origin of a piece as described ; and this is confirmed by a qualified expert with professional credentials. We have absolutely no control over rates. And often absorb extra costs, such as double-boxing. Please inquire, as to mailing costs! Our independent certifications with the. Thus saving buyers 10% to 43% in relevant countries. UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. My French business associate is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques editor & writer, curator, certified appraiser, & internationally respected authority in numerous categories. He has placed pieces with many French & US museums, including the Smithsonian; he assists me with acquisitions, research & texts. Josef is the only. European Decorative Arts specialist. Residing in the European Union. We are independently listed with the. Josef is an extensively published expert with ongoing academic & commercial commissions, including 2 more forthcoming books. We fiercely protect our Intellectual Property rights and in court, when necessary. The item “Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640″ is in sale since Sunday, January 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “etb2011″ and is located in Limousin Region. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Primary Material: Bronze (copper alloy)
  • Style: French, Louis 13th period
  • Age: Pre-1800
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Weight: 4.6 kilos total
  • Type: Candlesticks
  • Country/Region of Origin: South-Central France

Large pair of 17th century French bronze mid-drip socket candlesticks circa 1640

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