Octagonal 8¼" Brass Candlestick, Ejector Hole, c. 1740
Good early 18th century octagonal base case candlestick of French origin. It is quite hefty (weight: one pound, seven ounces) and stands 8¼ inches tall. It has a strong knop which enhances its appearance; it is carefully finished with etched lines on the base and shaft. You might also note how nicely the maker has finished the underside of the base, even including etched lines there. There is an ejector hole to help remove the burnt down stubs. Overall condition is quite good showing only what would be minimal wear from almost three centuries of use, but there is what appears to be a one-inch split at the edge of the base. This split is echoed on the underside though it does not appear to come through. I believe this was not from damage but occurred in the making and cooling of the metal. My reason for thinking this is that there is no sign of damage near the split which would be evident if it had been hurt. It also does not appear to be structurally unsound or to have any weakness in the base.
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