Of cast and sheet brass, showing Huguenot influence and cluster column design,
each having a square decorated socket over a medially-knopped fluted stem,
the drip-tray embossed with baskets of flowers and corner tulips,
over a cast square base also embossed with corner tulips centering dolphins and scrolls;
raised on four shaped feet, constructed in 3 parts :
a stem screwing through a separate cast drip pan, into a verso splayed foot receptacle,
the drip pan and base decoration cast en suite
The sheet brass columns "make them a rare survival".
(Gentle & Field, Domestic Metalwork, for a similar 1675 Dutch pair without feet on the 'title page',
p. 127, Pl. 22, and color p.17, PL.3, where this form with cast drip trays is noted as being
"the most sophisticated of the column clustered candlesticks".
Examples on raised feet are seldom found.
Condition : Overall in excellent condition; repair to the verso screw-in receptacle flange verso;
minor variations as is the case in early casting : one drip-tray engraved to the underside, the other plain;
slight bow in casting to one base
7 .75" High / 41.10 oz.