Object Place: Europe, Germany
18.6 x 9.3 x 9.9 cm (7 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leaded bronze (69.1% copper, 24% lead, 4.7% tin, 2.2% antimony, trace of zinc)
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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.
1961, gift of Horace L. Mayer, Englewood, NJ, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 20, 1961)
Gift of Horace L. Mayer