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Standing candlestick

Standing candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron and brass

  • Museum number:

    800-1895

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114e, case EXP

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron and brass

Dimensions

Height: 179 cm, Width: 52 cm, Depth: 62 cm

Descriptive line

Ironwork standing candlestick, wrought iron and brass, made in France, 15th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pl.21
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.

Labels and date

STANDING CANDLESTICK
Wrought iron and brass
France; 15th century

This type of candlestick is sometimes called a couronne de lumière pediculée, referring to the tiers or crowns of candles of candles at the top, and is the ancestor of the standard lamp. This is a typical example of a French 15th-century ironwork design that was frequently copied elsewhere in Europe.

Museum No. 800-1895 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron; Brass (alloy)

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Lighting; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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