A nice, very large single candlestick made by Virginia Metalcrafters for Williamsburg Restoration, the organization responsible for the creation of what we now know as Colonial Williamsburg. When it was decided to make items to sell to support the restoration, it was decided that they should be exact reproductions of 18th items and that the reproductions should be of the highest quality. Contracts were let to various American manufacturers, and from 1951 until they closed in 2005, Virginia Metalcrafters were the manufacturers of all brass objects.
This is a single massive "pricket" candlestick, with a cast brass base and pointed iron spike to hold a large pillar-type candlestick in place. The details on this piece are beautifully done, with the top part of the candlestick held together by two hand-hammered brass rivets.
Size: 9.75" tall overall, 7.5" tall to the top of the bobeche. 4.125" in diameter at the base.
Condition: as new, no wear or damage.
Mark: stamped with the Williamsburg Restoration cypher under the edge of the bobeche.
Item ID: 3995