Candlestick - (Lighting) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Candlestick - (Lighting) A support for a candle, at first by means of a pricket or spike, then, from the fifteenth century, by means of a nozzle. In silver examples the wide platform (to catch the grease) tends to disappear by the middle of the seventeenth century; the removable nozzle dates from circa 1760. The fluted column, the baluster ornament, were the staples until the classical revival came in in the 1760's (urn-shaped sockets, etc.).

Vintage Art Deco white metal 3 candle Candlestick


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