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Over three centuries have elapsed since this candlestick was made. The form is unassuming, clean, and forthright and prophesies the streamline and functionalism of modern design. The broad trumpet base provides a firm foundation for the cylindrical shaft, which has a wide shield fixed just below the middle and three slightly raised bands of unequal width close to the top as the only concession to ornament.

Candlestick, Pewter, British

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