England, c1740







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.


8.25” High


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See Also :


Fine Pair of Continental Brass Candlesticks

France, c1800 - 1825

Pair of George III Mahogany and Brass Telescoping Candlesticks

England, Last Half 18th century




For ADDITIONAL CANDLESTICKS, please see categories Accessories, and Silver




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Pair of George II Bell Metal Candlesticks, England, c1740