Seller: monacoauctions (2,401) 100%, Location: monte-carlo, default, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272117347194 Material: Bronze, Details: A great little early medieval candlestick in bronze , this is a ground find from south western France, the Languedoc region. It is in sound condition, no damage that I can see, the shaft is not bent and the bowl is intact without any dents or crush marks. The surface has a very dark green patination all over with a slight rust type colour mark on the underside of the base; I have not tried to clean it, in this condition it's fine for display and 100% original. From the bit of research I have done on early candle sticks I am putting a date of the earlier medieval period @ C13/14th, this size indicates that it could be some sort of portable stick for a traveller to use rather than something to use permanently in the home which would be bigger in size. It is a rare piece , at this period in time most lamps or candle holders would be simple wooden or ceramic material, to have a bronze example indicates quality and the ownership of a person of money or status in life. A regular common man would not have been able to afford such a luxury. Superb quality and hard to find- it is not a cheap item, this is something for the serious collector. ------WE SHIP WORLDWIDE ------ 1. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ITEM, SHIPPING OPTIONS OR PAYMENT FOR YOUR’ PURCHASE. 2. SHIPPING COSTS VARY, DEPENDING ON THE METHOD AND THE DESTINATION; ALL ITEMS WILL BE WELL PACKED UP. IF YOU BUY MORE THAN ONE ITEM THEN SHIPPING WILL BE COMBINED TO BRING THE PRICE DOWN WHEN POSSIBLE. 3. IF YOU PAY VIA PAYPAL THEN ALL ITEMS HAVE TO BE MAILED OUT FULLY TRACKABLE WHICH DOES COST MORE THAN REGULAR MAIL. THERE IS NO CHOICE IN THIS, PAYPAL STIPULATE THAT TO BE COVERED ITEMS MUST HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER. Unfortunately I cannot lower postage costs – I do not set these charges it is the postal service standard rate and sometimes it seems expensive but there is no alternative to registered post that costs less. 4. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE PAYPAL TO PAY ME, THERE ARE OTHER METHODS TO PAY FOR YOUR’ PURCHASE. 5. WE HAVE OVER 3100 + FEEDBACKS FROM HAPPY BUYERS AROUND THE WORLD PLEASE HAVE A LOOK. 6. WHEN POSSIBLE WE TRY AND RESPOND TO QUESTIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS AND WE SHIP OUT PACKAGES TWICE A WEEK. ITEMS ARE MAILED OUT WHEN PAYMENT HAS CLEARED AND NOT BEFORE. 6. ALL PROOFS OF POSTAGE ARE RETAINED AND TRACKING INFO’ ADDED TO PAYPAL WHERE REQUIRED. ONCE AN ITEM HAS BEEN POSTED AND DETAILS LOGGED I CAN ASSIST YOU IN A CLAIM WITH THE POST IF THERE IS A PROBLEM IN TRANSIT, BUT IT IS UP TO YOU TO SPECIFY POST INSURANCE WHICH COSTS EXTRA IF YOU WANT A SERVICE OTHER THAN SIGNED FOR ON DELIVERY.