They have a modern microphone fitted. They include the correct bell set see technical information below cabled to them. The bell set can be the 64d or ‘s type 25 or the earlier type 1. The type 25 has a Bakelite cover. The type 1 bell set is usually of mahogany or walnut, and is very rare. Historical Information The Candlestick Telephone in all its permutations really reigned supreme in north America. Apart from the UK, other countries in Europe did not really take to them. The French produced a telephone based on the candlestick, as did other countries, but they were never really popular. The vast majority of our candlestick telephones were the type 2, without a dial, and the type with a dial. The date range of my telephones is from to when production for The GPO ceased.

Elegant Antique Brass Candle Holder

We have an extensive collection of American candlesticks that must date back more than a few generations. How difficult will they be to date for valuation purposes? Candlesticks are a popular, but sometimes an expensive, collectible. So it’s understandable that candlestick collectors want to gather as much related information as possible to enhance resale value. But first, you’re going to have to do some homework on this subject, because there weren’t a lot of early craftsmen who signed and dated their work to make it easy for today’s collectors to tell when the pieces were produced.

Buy online, view images and see past prices for Pair of Antique Russian Brass Figural Candlesticks. Invaluable is the world’s largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. A pair of brass candelabras each depicting a bearded figure. Each candelabra holds two candles. Auction Date/Time: November 16,

Thank you for your interest in our products 18th century Ball and Ball produces antique reproduction hardware of the highest quality. We have built our reputation by only producing items that are true reproductions. Using the 18th century craftsman as our guide we carefully recreate the expertise of that period. All hardware is produced in our small plant in Exton PA. Our craftsmen take pride in creating something unique every day! Chest Lifts, Hinges in brass, forged iron and cast iron, Casters and Clock hardware.

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NANTUCKET c 1874 Antique Brass Beehive Candlesticks ~ “MLB ~ 8 1/2”

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How to Identify Old Brass Candlesticks Jourdan Townsend Updated February 21, Many homeowners love brass and long to obtain genuine authentic pieces such as light fixtures, lamps and candlesticks. You may feel the same way, but worry that you will be duped into buying an imitation or a piece inexpensively plated with brass. The majority of antique brass candlesticks are solid, while most new pieces are not.

Educate yourself and practice a few tricks that will tell you the truthful value of those brass candlesticks. Once you know how to identify real, antique solid brass, you can pick out the treasures from the trash at estate sales, yard sales and auctions. Wipe the candlestick with a soft cloth. Solid brass should wipe clean easily, with only a little effort. If the dirt will not lift even with vigorous rubbing, it is likely rust and the candlestick is probably not brass. Touch a magnet to the side of the clean candlestick.

If the magnet sticks, the candlestick is not brass or is skimpily brass-plated. If the magnet falls off, the candlestick is probably genuine brass, since brass is non-magnetic. Turn the candlestick over. Scratch the bottom with a safety pin, straight pin or tack where it will not show. Examine the colour inside the scratch; white or silver means the candlestick is not brass or is brass plate and bright yellow means the candlestick is solid authentic brass.


Candlestick Artwork The History Alexander Graham Bell’s patent for the telephone, , , issued by the patent office on March 7th, , has been called the most valuable patent ever issued. There is no denying its importance today, but the story of the Telephone includes a little known, but historic competitive chapter that began a short time after the first patent was issued and didn’t end until Bell’s monopoly was firmly entrenched.

This is how it began When Bell’s attorney filed his application at the patent office on February 14th, , it came only hours before Elisha Gray filed his Notice of Invention for a telephone. Mystery still surrounds Bell’s application and what happened that day. In particular, the key point to Bell’s application, the principle of variable resistance, was scribbled in a margin, almost as an afterthought.

A LARGE JOB LOT OF BRASS CANDLESTICKS A WONDERFUL LOT, what a great lot this is, the tallest is 22cm and the smallest is 12cm, the dark candlesticks are also brass but an antique .

Lovely plain style and very good weight. Gilt interior and inscription to the inside rim. Weight grams, Height 29 cms to top of lid , Spread across handles 25 cms. Maker Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp. Lovely plain style and very good Classic Georgian style with the half fluted decoration popular at the time and large curled and decorative side handles. Detachable covers and liners. Classic Georgian style with the half fluted decoratio It is quite remarkable to find a piece of silver of such an early date and especially in such excellent condition.

This cup follows the standard design for Elizabethan communion cups and is most likely to have been made from pre-reformation silver. The hatched decorative band below the top edge of the cup is typical for the period. Simple foot wires around the base and scratched owners initials.


History[ edit ] Although forms of brass have been in use since prehistory , [39] its true nature as a copper-zinc alloy was not understood until the post medieval period because the zinc vapor which reacted with copper to make brass was not recognised as a metal. Many have similar tin contents to contemporary bronze artefacts and it is possible that some copper-zinc alloys were accidental and perhaps not even distinguished from copper. There is good archaeological evidence for this process and crucibles used to produce brass by cementation have been found on Roman period sites including Xanten [66] and Nidda [67] in Germany , Lyon in France [68] and at a number of sites in Britain.

The fabric of these crucibles is porous, probably designed to prevent a buildup of pressure, and many have small holes in the lids which may be designed to release pressure [68] or to add additional zinc minerals near the end of the process. Dioscorides mentioned that zinc minerals were used for both the working and finishing of brass, perhaps suggesting secondary additions.

Apart from brass and silver, candlesticks have been produced in a large variety of materials over the years. Glass, wood, pewter, silver plated copper core, bronze, wrought iron, tin, earthenware and porcelain are among the materials used.

The forks are a pleasing weight, and very good quality, they have a lovely feel. The forks are engraved with an interesting family crest, a leopards head with an arrow in its mouth, this is unusually engraved on the back of the forks. We welcome any assistance with identification of the family crest. The spoon has the traditional measuring spoon shape, with circular spherical bowl and long flat handle. The spoon has an interesting triple rat-tail joining the bowl to the handle.

The hallmarks are on the front of the spoon, and are well struck, they could not be better. The detail on the sterling lion passant and London town mark leopards head is fantastic, please see the photographs. The butter spade has a bone handle, the blade is shield shaped as opposed to usual triangular shape, The armorial centre cross with 4 crosses is topped with an engraved lion rampant where the blade joins the handle.

The bone handle is connected with a silver ferrule. The hallmarks are well struck and clear. Butter spades are described by Ian Pickford as “quite rare” Silver Flatware pg , we have not seen another armorial example. The forks are finely decorated with flowers, scrolls and acanthus leaves, on a matted hand engraved textured surface, the central portion have a diamond engraved pattern with grooves, to improve grip.

Antique church candle holder brass

There could be slight variances, such as wood grain. Old Square Ended Benches. Dating from revamp — the first real work done for years at that point, these are really simple and honest country pine pews made by local craftsmen. This one cm L longest length available x 94cm H x 43cm D with shelf x 35 D without.

These are a matching pair of antique brass candlesticks, difficult to date but have square nut in centre of base so could be Victorian or Georgian.

Portable boxes for writing materials had existed for many centuries and in many cultures. However it was not until the last decades of the 18th century that the socio-economic circumstances in England necessitated the wide use of a portable desk in the form of a box which could be used on a table or on one’s lap. Although quality, ornament and form did play an important part in its selection as a personal item, it is the purpose for which it was used which gave prominence to the writing box, at a time of expanding intellectual curiosity, communication, literacy and increased commercial activity.

The writing box was an item of style and fashion yes, but it was also an item connected with intelligence, commerce and world awareness. From the end of the 18th, to the end of the 19th century, the writing box featured prominently on military expeditions, travels, libraries and in drawing rooms. Great literature as well as dispatches, contracts, letters and postcards were written on its sloping surface.

Through it both business and personal activity were transacted. Unlike the writing desk or table it was a personal and not a household possession. This box has accessories for both writing and dressing. It would have had everything a lady needed! Mahogany late 18th century writing box the top inlaid with maple inlay depicting a patera and edged with a cross banding in laburnum to the top.

24” Pair Vintage Brevettato Brass/bronze Marble Candelabra Candlestick Italy

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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and the making of brass candlesticks is centuries old. In England, though, the brass making industry did not flourish until end of the 17th century because the mining rights in England belonged to the crown and thus raw materials remained virtually untouched for manufacture.

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