Two English Trumpet-base Mid-drip Candlesticks, third quarter 17th century, the ribbed stems with wide mid-drip catchers and flaring bases, the taller candlestick marked "CA" within a diamond on the drip catchers, ht. to 7 1/2 in.
Provenance: The shorter candlestick, David Stockwell, Wilmington, Delaware, June 1979; the taller Lillian Cogan, Farmington, Connecticut, August 1980.
Note: For other brass objects with the same mark see Roderick & Valentine Butler, Neil Bollen & Dr. Christopher Green, A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and Other Base Metalware, c. 1600-c. 1900 (Marwood House, Honiton, Devon: Acanthus Press, 2001), p. 21.
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