Gothic Candlestick with Teardrop Knop
Northwest Europe, ca. early 16th century.
Broad round base rising to a ribbed-conical support for a cast column with central tear-drop knop, topped with a flaring candle-cup with horizontal aperative. The column beautifully peened and turned underneath.
See Koper and Brons, RIKS Musuem, Amsterdam; Lear Collection, Copper-Alloy Candlesticks A.D. 200-1700, figure 136, and Lear Collection, figures 34-35 for similar examples.
Fine condition with minor imperfections consistent with 5 centuries of age.. Stands about 8 ¼ inches tall; base diameter 5 1/8