Pair of Brass ‘Beehive’ Candlesticks

A pair of brass ‘beehive’ candlesticks produced by James Clew and Sons, Birmingham, the square bases with ‘push-up’ mechanisms that run through a cork on the inside of the stem, this mechanism was patented by James Barlow in 1893; the inscription ‘ENGLAND N.o 223580’ is the registration mark for 1893.

Ref: Koldeweij. E, The English Candlestick: 500 years in he development of base-metal candlesticks 1425-1925, Christie’s Books Limited, London (2001) pp.218-219

  • Max Height: 355mm / 14"
  • Max Width: 130mm / 5⅛"