Altar candlestick

Forge work


Altar candlestick

Late 14th - early 15th century
Wrought iron, cut out, stamped and engraved
31.5 x 24 x 18 cm
Provenance unknown
MEV 2298

This is a variation on the MEV 542, made with the same type of shaft and arms, but with a rectangular plate with vertical sides cut out in the shape of stepped crenellations, which stands on legs ending in round feet. The Museu Cau Ferrat in Sitges conserves an example that has the plate with the vertices folded over, forming the typical spout of oil lamps (MCFS 30919). A pair of identical candlesticks appears depicted in the scene of the resurrection of the drowned child on the altarpiece of the brotherhood of Saint Nicholas, from La Seu in Manresa, painted by Jaume Cabrera between 1406 and 1412.

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19 Gold, Silver and Metalworking Arts
20 Forge Work
21 Ceramics
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