Antique French cast bronze d'or gilt metal metal ornate candle stick


Shipping to United States: $38.55

A heavy and well cast candlestick with aged bronze d'or or ormolu patina.
A unique piece probably from the 19th century.
The design of this candlestick is a large shallow saucer with 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 rococo with scrolling leaves and shell motifs, cast into the saucer and handle. The saucer and cup rim both have ribbed swirl edge detail with gadrooning.
There is some tarnishing and discolouration to the metal, so a good clean and polish would improve the appearance of the item.
Size approx W 14cm, base 13cm diameter, cup body 5cm diameter, height 6cm. The aperture for the candle is approx 2.5cm and it is suitable for most standard dinner candles.

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