Metalware - Brass/Bronze


Heemskirk Candlestick 

Dutch, c.1650

Good, heavy example with old, unpolished surface. Plain and functional with some turned decoration, but nothing fancy. Round ejector holes. Museum accession number on base.


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Sparrow-Beak Jug 

English, c.1745

Sparrow beaked cream jugs are most commonly found in silver, less commonly in porcelain and very rarely in a plebian material such as brass. But here one is, cast in two halves. It's got real character and it couldn't care less that is not posh like its relatives!


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Franco-Flemish, Dated 1783

Heavy spun brass in an unusual form that can hang or stand. Punch decorated with florets, dated 1783, and with makers mark of a hunting horn. Were it not for the date on the nozzle, I could believe this was 50 or more years ealier. It's a very nice thing.


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Dutch, 1525-50

Embossed with a rare grape and vine design surrounding a Tudor rose. The grape and vine was symbolic of the infinite love of God and the abundance He provides. Perhaps aimed at the English market to give "best wishes" to the new Tudor dynasty! Owner's intitials SL on rim. Softly defined as a result of centuries of polishing. Iron strap for hanging.


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French, c. 1675

A pretty little candlestick whose charm lies not just in its form, but in its surface: it is beautifully aged, softened by centuries of polishing and with good signs of wear and usage. A lovely little thing.


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