ENGLAND, circa 1744-45
With decorated shell bases, which were a mid-eighteenth Century design. With a pattern repeated on the detachable drip pans (bobêches). The fluted knop stem reeded, and unusually for this pattern with milled decoration.
For discussion see:
Keith Pinn, ‘Paktong: The Chinese Alloy in Europe, 1680-1820’ (Antique Collectors Club Limited, 1999), p.26, plates 10-11.
Rupert Gentle and Rachael Field, ‘Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820’ (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1994), p.142, plates 70 and 78.
Eloy Koldeweij, ‘The English Candlestick: 1425-1925′ (Christie’s, London, 2001), p.124.