Candlestick ,empire

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Candlestick ,empire

Postby madej » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 pm

Hi.
Somebody has some information about a silversmith from Poznań/Posen Jan Radecki?

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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:58 am

Hi,
Jan Radecki was mentioned in Posen 1815-1837.
Alderman letter (Ältermannbuchstabe) 'and Tremolierstich.

The style is early Biedermeier. that evolved from Empire
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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:12 am

Take care;the leaf decorated capital (top part of the candlestick which holds the candle in place) was possibly taken from another candlestick.
How is it fixed to the column ?

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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby madej » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:43 am

Hi
Thanks.
At the moment I do not have a candlestick in front of me but it seems to me that the elements are consistent.
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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:10 am

Yes, the same leaves on socket and legs.
Unusual construction of the socket,though.I mean, being without the bobeche (wax protector).Additional candle socket is often detachable and possibly missing here. Inserting candle directly into this socket does not seem practical.

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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby madej » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:23 am

Hi.
Picture of another candle holder of the same goldsmith but without decorations, and again for comparison.

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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby madej » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:13 am

Hi AG2012
You think that in this form of socket on the candles there was an additional socket?
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Re: Candlestick ,empire

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:38 am

Yes,there was another socket. If you insert a candle into the leaves and light the candle the wax will drip uncontrolled over the whole candlestick.
There are silver sockets to match the opening,if not found, there are antique glass bobeches - candle wax catchers.


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