The metal with a decided pink cast, the knopped stems arising from simple round stepped bases and surmounted by flaring
cylindrical nozzles, each twice scratch engraved EMW verso
Condition: Excellent, with expected light wear, with a very minor bends to the footrim and bobeches, visible in images
Bell Metal generally applies to an alloy of copper and tin that was traditionally used to make a variety of bells, cannons,
and very fine ornamental castings. Therefore, with no zinc in its composition, this alloy is a type of bronze, rather a
type of brass. However, the term has for years been applied to a reddish brass that has a high proportion of copper
to zinc. It is used for the finest castings.
Ref: For a similar example of stem and candle cup, see Schiffer, The Brass Book, p. 194, fig c.
See Also :
France, c1800 - 1825
Pair of George III Mahogany and Brass Telescoping Candlesticks
England, Last Half 18th century
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Pair of George II Bell Metal Candlesticks, England, c1740