This is a rare and stunning 18th Century Gilt Bronze Louis XV scalloped base French candlestick with a fabulous fluted stem and nozzle and dating to around 1750. This is one of the most beautiful candlesticks ever produced in antiquity, in my humble opinion. The gold gilt is pretty rare for this type as they are usually silvered bronze, or bronze only. But judge for yourself in the photos.
There are nice turning/scraping marks under the base, which I always look for, and the threads of the stem look hand cut, to me, as opposed to the 19th century machine-turned threads. The stem is seamed in the manner of 18 century candlesticks, but they are very difficult to find, much less photograph, as they have been filled in with gold wash and are barely visible (but I definitely find them when I look closely). This is a must have candlestick for anyone at all interested in pieces of the past. Bast is 5 inches in diameter, roughly, since it is scalloped.
The item "Stunning Antique 18th Century Gilt Bronze French Candlestick Louis XV Scalloped" is in sale since Thursday, July 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "lillieprice" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Saint kitts and nevis, Barbados, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Peru, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay.