A candelabra is a multi-branched candelstick for use on a large table. In addition to the central stem, they may have between two and six branches. Long ago made redundant through electrification, their purpose these days is decorative. They were sometimes made in sets of two or more., although very few sets have survived. Most commonly they were made in silver and silver plate from the mid 17th century, but other materials used were ceramic and pewter. Silver candelabra often had a flame shaped finial that fitted in each candle socket when the candlelabra was not in use. As an aid to cleaning, the ornate arms are often removeable. The plural of candelabra is either candelabra or candelabrum
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A pair of Professor Eugenio Pattarino (Italian 1885-1971) impressive ceramic blackamoor candelabra, hand painted and gilded ceramic, the Venetian glass branches with gilded inclusions, including finial 120 cm high. Provenance: the collection of a Curator &
A pair of Bohemian glass candelabra, mid 20th century, the pair in smoky amethyst glass with an arc en arbolette arm supporting a trio of cup form bowls with glass nozzles, a lobed stem above a conical base, decorated with gilt scrolls and lattice and encr
A pair of frosted and clear glass figural candlesticks, 20th century, frosted caryatid figures supporting gadrooned urns and raised on conforming circular lemon squeezer style bases; unmarked . Height 26 cm
A sterling silver candlestick and a French Theophilus Martin silver plated and etched glass perfume atomiser, circa 1900, atomiser; and 1907 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Th Hazlewood & Co, candlestick, the atomiser with a cast floral mount abo
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