Metalware - Brass/Bronze


Alms Bowl 

Dutch or Germanic, late medieval

Remarkable bowl, showing the Lamb and Flag. The lamb was the Agnus Dei, Jesus Christ who died for our sins shwn with a graphic spear wound bleeding into a communion chalice. The flag stood for the Resurrection.


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Pair of Heemskirk Candlesticks 

Dutch, 18th/19th c.

A good looking, heavy cast pair from late in their period. Good condition with signs of wear and use.


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Adam and Eve Alms Dish 

Nuremberg, 1450-1500

Simply put -- one of the best we've seen, and an early one at that!. Very heavy spun brass with engraved, punched and repousee decoration. The central scene is charmingly primitive (medieval not Renaissance) and its details have been softened by polishing -- the anatomical differences between her and him have almost disappeared (check hair length if in doubt)! Nice flowers and rock, gothic script in flying banners -- just one of the best of its kind.


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Heemskirk Candleholder 

Dutch, c.1660

A good, heavy example of the form with simple ringed decoration. A slight lean has developed over the years -- do you know the feeling? A functional object in its day, and a very collectible one now.


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Lantern Candlestick 

English, c.1670

An exceptional piece with compressed spiral stem to allow maximum room for the candle inside the lantern. Turned and dished base and well formed bobeche. Take your time looking at this, and it'll grow on you. NB American tin lanterns had fitted candleholders, 17th-century English brass ones did not.


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