Northwest Europe (Flanders or Netherlands) or England, ca. 15th (to early 16th) century.
This brass candlestick features 3-discoid knops on the column which is peened underneath to a stepped, broadly flaring skirt with incised lines and ribbed decoration supporting a pronounced deep well/drip pan centered by a stepped-conical cone. The socket has moldings for aesthetics and added strength, and horizontal aperature in the lower half to aid removal of candle stubs.
Excellent condition with minor imperfections as expected from being over 500 years old!
About 8 3/8 inches tall. Scholarly references include Koper and Brons, RIKS Musuem, Amsterdam; Lear Collection, Copper-Alloy Candlesticks A.D. 200-1700, Christopher Bangs; Old Domestic Base-Metal Candlesticks, Michaelis; and Antique Brass Candlesticks, 1450-1750.