This wonderful handmade single stick candlestick / chamberstick is solid copper and measures about 5 inches tall. It sits on a base that measures about 6.25 inches square. The base is square with rolled edges to provide a platform on which it stands. There are cut-outs on the four corners of the rolled edges which have been expertly hammered into feet that support the whole piece. On the top surface of the base there are two roses with leaves and stems that have been hammered into the piece and curl smoothly across the top. A rolled copper tube has been attached to the base that is used to hold the candle. The tube is textured to provide an organic motif much like bark on a tree. The top is decorated with a hammered set of leaves that surround the tube and have been bent down in a graceful arch over the candlestick. To finish off the piece there is a very stout handle made from heavy gauge copper that has been gracefully bent with rolled edges and accented with a leaf at the top and another at the bottom inside of the handle arch. It is a wonderful piece of hand wrought workmanship that had to have been made by a highly qualified artisan.
In all regards this is a wonderful piece of art. It is beautifully designed and constructed. Over the years it has developed a wonderful reddish-brown patina that definitely augments the look of the piece. It appears to have some polish that has been retained in the grooves. We have no idea how long that polish has been there, but it is old enough that the copper has had sufficient time to redevelop the copper patina. We certainly hope that the next owner leaves the finish the way it is as it adds so much to the look.
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