Antique French cast and formed brass gilt metal candle stick


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A heavy and well made brass candlestick with aged patina.
A unique piece probably from the 19th century, the item may be middle Eastern in origin, as there are what appear to be some Arabic characters stamped into the saucer.
The design of this candlestick is a large deep beaten brass saucer with a turned, cast brass cup for the candle in the centre, and a loop handle for holding it at one side. This form of candlestick is sometimes called a nightstick, as it was used to light the way to bed and could be safely carried without hot drips of wax burning the hand. It could also be safely left alight during the night.
The decorative style is quite plain with detail of the loop handle and thumb plate providing the only ornament. This loop is attached to the body of the saucer with simple hand forged pins, they may be copper. The joint has a little movement but the item is stable.
There is some slight tarnishing, scratching and discolouration to the metal, so a good clean and polish would improve the appearance of the item.
Size approx W 17cm, base 14.5cm diameter, cup body 5cm diameter, height 8.5cm. The aperture for the candle is approx 2.5cm and it is suitable for most standard dinner candles.

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