Candlestick

Northern European
Medieval (Gothic)
14th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

18.6 x 9.3 x 9.9 cm (7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.1288

Medium or Technique

Leaded bronze (69.1% copper, 24% lead, 4.7% tin, 2.2% antimony, trace of zinc)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Socket candlestick with long, slightly tapered shaft attached to a base comprising a disk with raised rim and three projecting pointed feet. Cast in one piece and filed. The tapered socket with hexagonal top and base has two horizontal forked flanges just above large quadrangular lateral apertures on either side for extraction of the candle. A simple design of two pairs of concentric incised circles decorates the top of the disk.

Provenance

1961, gift of Horace L. Mayer, Englewood, NJ, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 20, 1961)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer