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Pair of Paktong Candlesticks

Auction:
2431
Lot:
325
Sold for:
$2,607$2,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Pair of Paktong Candlesticks, England, mid-18th century, the candlesticks with knopped stems and octagonal bases, (one with minor crack), ht. 6 1/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

One with a crack on shaft just below the candlecup. Paktong (literally "white copper") is a metal alloy of copper with nickel and often but not always zinc, first known in China, and was known in the west from imported wares and was used to imitate sterling silver.

Keywords

United Kingdom, metal alloy, China, Copper, Nickel silver, Silver, Sterling silver

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