Pair of Sterling Columbia Weighted Candlesticks

Pair of Sterling Columbia Weighted Candlesticks.

Pair of Sterling Columbia Weighted Candlesticks


Presenting a RARE Vintage Pair of Sterling Columbia Weighted Candlesticks.

 

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  • A candlestick, chamberstick, or candelabrum (plural: candelabra) is a device used to hold a candle in place.

    The name "candlestick" derives from the purpose of the device as a place to secure or "stick" a burning candle; candlesticks have a cup or a spike (or both in some designs) to keep the candle in place. Webster's II New College Dictionary defines a candlestick as "an often ornamental holder for securing a candle or candles."[1] Candlesticks are less frequently called "candleholders", a word not found in most dictionaries prior to 1960.

    Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.

    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick

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    What does weighted silver mean? – Vintage Silver FAQs

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    There is a lesson here!

    First things first, weighted silver refers to a construction technique rather than the silver itself. The silver used in a weighted piece is the same as in any other. No “extra’s have been added to the metal.

    So what is different about weighted silver?

    Weighted means there is a solid core being used to reinforce the piece.

    Typically hollowware pieces are weighted. Bowls and compotes have weighted bases. Taller pieces like candlesticks are weighted throughout.

    The substance used is either wax or cement and sometimes there is a metal reinforcing bar as well.

Link: http://www.silvermagpies.com/2011/06/22/weighted-silver/

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Pair of Sterling Columbia Weighted Candlesticks.

Provenance: From a Private Collector.

Dimensions: 

 " long,   " tall and    " wide

Condition: Mint.

Price: $120.00. Sale Price Now: $79.99