Amazing! Rare, desirable, antique brass Federal(American) or Georgian (English) era SIGNED candlesticks!!! Oval conical bases, turned columns.
Ronald Michaelis in his book "Old Domestic Base Metal Candlesticks", suggests that perhaps only one pair in a thousand brass candlesticks carries a maker's mark, thus making this pair all the more desireable.
Both are stamped on the edge of the base, "F & Co". We haven't yet been able to attribute this to a specific maker, but we'll continue to research. We love to hear from any readers that have a hint!
The bobeches are attached to column that slide into the base columns. The ejector mechanism is intact on one (see pictures). If you'd like to see more pictures, just contact us and we'll be happy to forward more (we can only show 9 on this site).
There are a few blemishes and dings, but considering these were fabricated circa 1790, they are in wonderful condition. The patina is lovely and we've hand buffed them to a fabulous shine! Both sit nicely on a flat surface with no wobbling.
7" (17.8 cm) tall, 5" x 4" bases
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