Two English Trumpet-base Mid-drip Candlesticks, third quarter 17th century, the ribbed stems with wide mid-drip catchers and flaring bases, the smaller candlestick marked "CA" within a diamond on the drip catcher, ht. to 6 3/4 in.
Provenance: The shorter candlestick, Roger Bacon, Exeter, New Hampshire, April, 1977; the taller from The Roger Bacon Collection, Skinner, September 25, 1982, Lot 804.
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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