This gothic candlestick was made at the beginning of the 16th century in central Europe. From the 14th to the 17th century, brass candlesticks made their appearance in certain homes.

It has a symmetrical barrel made up of four knots resting on a large pedestal with a circular terrace serving as a bobèche collecting the wax. At the level of the socket, two vertical openings make it easier to extract the burnt heel from the spark plug. Later, with the sophistication of candle production, these openings would eventually disappear.

The shape of the stem and the base of the candlesticks at this time result from different influences such as for example the realizations of the Near East with a high cylindrical or slightly conical base or those of the Europeans with stake candlesticks, whose stem is supported by three feet.

(In very good condition, slight restoration on a small part of the base)

Gothic candlestick – Excavation patina – Central Europe – around 1500