Pressed Brass Brighton Bun Candlesticks

Pressed Brass Brighton Bun Candlesticks

£320
Reference

82744

A pair or pressed brass Brighton Bun Travelling Candlesticks.

The process of manufacture, pressing sheet brass with cast brass candle holders, shows how popular this form of travelling candlestick had become by the second half of the 19th century. Quicker and cheaper ways were found to produce them. Within this process there was still scope to add a variety of both quality and design. Some were made with thinner, sheet metal candle holders, they could also be made in silver or with a variety of coverings from leather to crocodile.

A number of different makers and retailers offered pressed brass Brighton Buns and the A&N CSL listed them in two different places in their catalogues as both Military Candlesticks and Travelling Candlesticks. More choice was given with the later in both size and covering. The price started at 2/0 for brass with a diameter of 3 3/8 inches, rising to 2/2 for 3 7/8 diameter. Silver candlesticks with a diameter of 3 5/8 inches cost 31/6.

This pair have cast candle holders with two rings turned for decoration and are the larger diameter. Late 19th Century.

Dimensions:

Height 5.08 cm / 2 14"
Width 9.78 cm / 4"
Depth 9.78 cm / 4"
Period

Late 19th Century.

Medium

Pressed & cast brass

Country

England

Style

Antique Travel Lighting

Exhibitions
Receiving Orders
Condition

One sconce slightly bent

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