Plate-Rim Base Pewter Candlestick, England, late 17th century, the candlestick with octagonal bobeche, drip tray, and base, baluster shaft, ornamented with rope and foliate borders, indistinct maker's mark on candlecup, (imperfections), ht. 7 1/2 in.
Literature: See Pewter Candlesticks: English Candlesticks of the Second Half of the 17th Century by Jan Gadd, published by the Pewter Society, England, pp. 47-61. These rare plate-rim base (type III) pewter candlesticks, which were made in England in the late 17th century of several small components soldered together, were the last of the candlestick period in pewter before moving to the less labor-intensive candlesticks made of brass.
Wear and losses associated with age and use, including losses and a split on the base edge, numerous dents, wear to borders.