Birmingham Brass Candlesticks

By: Burks, Jean M.

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Little has previously been written about eighteenth-century English brass candlesticks which, widely used to illuminate British and American homes of the period, represent one of the most important groups of domestic objects. Jean Burks firmly establishes that the seven firms known to have marked their candlesticks were all located in Birmingham, England. The history and working dates of the firms are discussed, and some 140 surviving marked examples are analyzed and classified in terms of base types and candle-ejection mechanisms. The appendixes include annotated listings of sixty additional eighteenth-century Birmingham candlestick makers working in various media. Illustrated with 121 black and white photographs and drawings.

Title: Birmingham Brass Candlesticks

Author Name: Burks, Jean M.

Categories: Lighting/Heating,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, The University Press of Virginia: 1986

ISBN Number: 0813911222

ISBN Number 13: 9780813911229

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 11355

Keywords: Brass Candlesticks