A large collection of fourteen 19th century copper candlesticks

A large collection of fourteen 19th century copper candlesticks




A large collection of fourteen 19th century copper candlesticks made in Belgium.

In order as seen in the pictures:
The first pair: 25x8x8 centimeters, — 426 & 442 grams
The second pair: 30x13x13 centimeters, — 685 & 681 grams
The third pair: 24x8x8 centimeters, — 401 & 422 grams
The fourth pair: 22×7.5×7.5 centimeters, — 404 & 360 grams
The fifth pair: 19x9x9 centimeters, — 226 & 265 grams
The sixth pair: 22.5×8.5×8.5 centimeters, — 368 & 380 grams
The seventh pair: 19×8.5×8.5 centimeters, — 290 & 235 grams

Total weight: 5585 grams

The difference between brass and copper candlesticks.

In search for the perfect candlesticks, it is crucial to know what material the candlesticks are made of. It’s not just about appearance, but also quality. For example, there is a big difference in the color of copper and brass candlesticks. Copper candlesticks are redder in color, while brass candlesticks tend more towards gold.

Color is not the only difference between copper and brass candlesticks. Copper is a base metal while brass is not. Brass is an alloy, a mix of copper and zinc. A mix made by man, while copper is pure nature.

Copper is a very soft metal that is quite malleable and bendable. It was and still is used in many different applications. As soon as copper is exposed to the elements, it will quickly corrode, creating a natural patina. The shiny copper disappears under a dull, often blackish patina. In contrast to copper, brass is a lot sturdier. It has a yellow gold like glow that makes it look like a luxury product. Brass candlesticks can therefore be a lot more durable because they are a lot stronger and can withstand a fall better than copper.

A large collection of fourteen 19th century copper candlesticks


Additional information














19th century


Due to prolonged exposure to the elements, signs of aging are clearly visible. However, this contributes to a unique and characteristic presentation of the candlesticks.


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