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Candlesticks and Candelabrum
Produced by the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company

Selected Objects from the Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection

Candlestick, ca. 1900, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H. 8" x W. 5.25" x D. 4." SI.2006.033.

Rectangular tray with rolled edge holds a square-in-section tube which is bolted in place and has a square bobeche at the top. Attached to the square tube and the lip of the tray is a plain inverted "L" shaped strap handle that is held in place with rivets. The bottom is stamped with the maker's triangle and lantern mark.

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Candlestick, ca.1900, Arts & Crafts Style, brass, cast iron, zinc. H. 11" x W. 4.75" x D. 4.75." SI.2006037.

The base is formed by a square cast iron weight and a hollow square bell-shaped brass inverted cup. The shaft is a hollow brass column (square in section) topped by a square cap and candle holder. The cap and candle holder are cast zinc with traces of brass plating. The candle holder is bolted to the cast iron weight with a long threaded rod which runs through the center of the shaft. The round B&H with printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is cast into the weight as well as the number 152.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900, Arts & Crafts Style, brass, cast iron, zinc. H.12.5" x W.4.75" x D.4.75." SI.2006.038.

A square cast iron pyramid-shaped base supports a hollow brass column (square in section) topped by a square cap and candle holder. The base is copper plated with traces of brass plating visible. The cap and candle holder are cast zinc with traces of brass plating. The candle holder is bolted to the cast iron base with a long threaded rod which runs through the center of the shaft. The round B&H printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is cast into the weight as well as the number 201.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900, Arts & Crafts Style, brass, cast iron, zinc. H.10.75" x W.5.25" x D.5.25". SI.2006.039.

A hexagonal cast iron pyramid-shaped base supports a hollow brass column (hexagonal in section) topped by a hexagonal bobeche and round candle holder. The base is copper plated with traces of bras plating visible. The cap and candle holder are cast zinc with traces of brass plating. The candle holder is bolted to the cast iron base with a long threaded rod which runs through the center of the shaft. A tri-petal floral motif is cast into the base and bobeche in alternating segments. The round B&H printer's flower mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is cast into the weight as well as the number 210.

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Candlesticks, pair, ca.1900 - 1920, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H.4.75" x W.4.5" x D. 4.5." SI.2006.040 a&b.

Pair of candlesticks each have a shallow square recessed base which supports a hollow brass column (square in section) topped by a square candle holder. A small square strap finger hold is riveted to the top edge of the base. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900 - 1920, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H.7.25" x W.4.75" x D.4.75". SI.2006.041.

Square base with rounded corners resting on four brass ball feet has a repeating square-in-square incised motif border. The base supports a hollow brass column (square in section) topped by a flat square candle holder also decorated with the incised motif. A strap handle riveted to the shaft in two places also is decorated with the same motif as the base and holder. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900 - 1920, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H.5.5" x W.4" x D.4." SI.2006.042.

Square base with rounded corners resting on four brass ball feet has a repeating square-in-square incised motif border. The base supports a hollow brass column (square in section) topped by a flat square candle holder also decorated with the incised motif. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base. This candlestick matches candlestick SI.2006.041 with the exception of the handle.

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Candlestick, ca. 1909 - 1930, Colonial Revival, brass. H.8" x Dia. 6.5." SI.2006.045 a&b.

Round, spun cast base with recessed center and rolled edge supports a hollow brass tube topped by a chimney holder with pierced gallery. A nickel-plated spring loaded candle cartridge inserts into the tube. The handle is an oblong loop of strap brass riveted to the base and having a keyhole shaped hole for hanging. A match box holder is attached to the base supported by a brass turning. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base. The candlestick (A) and spring loaded candle holder (B) are covered in a patent by Reuben F. Crooke, dated March 9, 1909 and assigned to Bradley and Hubbard.

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Patent # 914,804, March 9, 1909, by Reuben F. Crooke, assigned to Bradley and Hubbard.

This patent related to an improvement in candlesticks particularly the type that had a glass chimney. The object was to produce an article of "attractive and novel appearance, constructed with particular reference to utilizing the entire candle." The device consisted of the combination of the candle stick with a strap handle having an inverted keyhole for hanging, an attached gallery for holding the chimney which had a metal cap to restrict the downward flow of air into the chimney, and the stick designed with an open space in the hollow of the shaft long enough to receive an entire candle. Additionally, the patent covered a spring loaded candle sleeve with cap that allowed the tip of the candle to be exposed while the spring continually pushed up the candle as it was burned. This sleeve was made to be threaded into the opening of the candlestick.

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Candlestick, ca. 1909 - 1930, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H.8" x W. 5.25. x D. 5.25." SI.2006.047.

Square base slants upward supports a hollow brass tube (square in section). The shaft is topped by a chimney holder with pierced gallery soldered to a square bobeche. A spring loaded nickel-plated brass candle cartridge inserts into the tube. The candlestick is missing its spring loaded candle holder (see SI.2006.0045 A&B and SI.2006.046 A&B). The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the underside of the square bobeche. The cast iron weight for the base is stamped" 170 and the internal iron washer is stamped: 2136 and 131.

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Candlestick, ca. 1909 - 1930, Arts & Crafts Style, brass. H.8" x W. 5.25. x D. 5.25." SI.2006.046 a&b.

Square base slants upward and is topped with an applied brass Neo-Classical border of bound rods or Fasces. The base supports a hollow brass tube (square in section) with applied Fasces borders on each face. The shaft is topped by a chimney holder with pierced gallery soldered to a square bobeche. A nickel-plated spring loaded candle cartridge inserts into the tube. The candlestick (A) and spring loaded candle holder (B) are covered in a patent by Reuben F. Crooke, dated March 9, 1909 and assigned to Bradley and Hubbard. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the underside of the square bobeche. The cast iron weight for the base is stamped" 170 and the internal iron washer is stamped: 2136. See also: SI.2006.045 A&B and SI.2006.047.

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Candlesticks, pair, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H.8.5" x dia.3.75." SI.2006.034 a&b.

Round conical base with concave edge supports a tear-drop shaped column topped with a concave ring and a bulbous candle holder with outwardly flared bobeche all cast as one piece. The column is attached to the base with a short threaded rod. The base has the triangle and lantern Bradley and Hubbard mark cast into it on the bottom. Set matches item no. 1075 in Distinctive Metalware for the Home and Office, Bradley & Hubbard catalogue, 1934, p.43

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Candlesticks, pair, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H.11.5" x dia.8." SI.2006.035 a&b.

Round base is concave, swelling up in the middle to support a plain hollow tube that in turn holds a bulbous holder with a flared and concave bobeche. Attached to the central shaft is a "D" or "C" shaped handle made of hollow tubing. The base has a brass triangle and lantern Bradley and Hubbard mark applied on the bottom.

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Candlesticks, pair, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H.10.25" x W. 5" x D. 5." SI.2006.049 a&b.

The heavy cast brass bases are square with serpentine sides and rise in the middle to support cast brass baluster-shaped shafts. The shafts join lipped, concave bobeches which are below the turned candle cups. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is cast into the bottom of each base.

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Candlesticks, pair, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H.9" x dia.4.25." SI.2006.048 a&b.

The hollow round base has a cast iron insert for weight which is stamped with the numbers: 50, 17, 5910, 1918, 10. A cone shaped turning rises to the shaft which is in the form of a series of brass turnings, cone shaped in the middle. The candle cup is hexagonal and is topped with a flared bobeche. The applied finish over the brass was listed as "Antique English Brass" in the 1934 Bradley and Hubbard Catalogue: Distinctive Metalware For Home and Office, pp.42-43. Paper labels with the triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. are attached to the green felt pad on the bottom of each base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900 - 1920, brass. H.4" x Dia. 6." SI.2006.043.

Round, spun cast base with recessed center and rolled edge supports a hollow brass tube topped by a spun cast removable bobeche. A handle in the shape of a small winged dragon is bolted to the base The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900 - 1920, brass, copper. H.6" x Dia. 4.75." SI.2006.044.

Round copper base is stamped with a square center and a wavy edge. A silver plated brass turned shaft with an attached cast spider is bolted to the base. Above the shaft is a square copper bobeche which is also stamped in a wavy pattern. A copper candle cup is bolted to the shaft through the bobeche. The Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. mark is stamped into the base consisting of the names "Bradley and Hubbard" forming an arch with "MFG. Co." across the bottom and the number 847 below.

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Candlestick, ca. 1900-1934, Art Nouveau, brass. H. 7" x dia. 3.75." SI.2006.050.

The cone-shaped round base tapers up terminating in a ring which separates the base from the shaft. The shaft also tapers up to the cup which is tulip shaped. The shaft and cup are cast and turned from one solid piece of brass. The shaft with candle cup threads into to the base. The Bradley and Hubbard triangular mark is cast into the base.

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Candlesticks, ca. 1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 7.5" x dia. 3.5." SI.2006.051 a&b.

Pair of candlesticks. The round base tapers up to a ring which separates the base from the shaft. Each base has a factory drilled hole indicating that they were originally wired for use as lamps. The hollow shaft is turned to form a baluster shaped candlestick and was cast and turned from one solid piece of brass, threaded to attach to the base. The Bradley and Hubbard triangular mark is cast into the base.

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Candlesticks, ca. 1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 6" x dia. 3.5." SI.2006.052 a&b.

Pair of candlesticks. The round base tapers up to a ring which separates the base from the shaft. The hollow shaft is turned to form a baluster shaped candlestick and was cast and turned from one solid piece of brass, threaded to attach to the base. The Bradley and Hubbard triangular mark is cast into the base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 9.5" x dia. 5.5." SI.2006.053.

Round brass base has a rolled bottom edge and has a convex top that rises in the center. The hollow brass shaft is ribbed in two places giving the illusion of rings dividing the shaft. A spun brass bobeche is attached to the top of the shaft with a candle cup inserted into the shaft. A paper label with the triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is glued to the textured paper cover on the iron base. The cast iron weight for the base is stamped "10".

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Candlestick, ca. 1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass, zinc. H. 10" x dia. 5.5." SI.2006.054.

Round brass base has a grape-vine embossed zinc edging applied to the outer edge of the top. The top rises in the center and attaches to the plain hollow copper shaft which attaches to a spun copper bobeche which also has an applied grape-vine motif. The top of the shaft has a candle cup inserted into it. A paper label with the triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is glued to the green felt cover on the iron base. The cast iron weight for the base is stamped "189".

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Candlesticks, ca. 1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 4.25" x dia. 4.75." SI.2006.055 a&b.

Pair of candlesticks each have a shallow round recessed base which supports a hollow brass tube topped by a spun brass bobeche and recessed candle holder. A small round strap handle is riveted to the base. The triangular Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. mark is cast into the iron weighted base.

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Candlesticks, ca. 1900-1934, brass. H. 10.5" x W. 5.75" x D. 5.75." SI.2006.056.

The six-sided base is comprised of a series of curves and alternating points and tapers up slightly to the base of the shaft. The shaft base is comprised of a small vase turning at the bottom which joins the long tapered shaft which flares out at the top. The shaft is topped with a flat bobeche in a form that echoes the base. The shaft is cast solid piece of brass and is threaded through the turning and into the base. The Bradley and Hubbard triangular mark is cast into the base.

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Candelabrum, ca. 1900-1930, brass, zinc, iron. H. 15" x W. 6.75" x D. 6.75." SI.2006.057.

The square cast iron base has four stylized palmette shaped feet at the corners and curves upward to a platform on which is a smaller raised platform with stylized gadrooning on all four sides. The base is brass plated. A hollow brass tube (square in section) is attached to the small platform and rises to hold a thick square cap and a square candle holder, both cast zinc. Four incised brass scroll brackets, each with a matching square zinc candle holder at its end, are mounted to the sides of the shaft.The base is stamped with the round B&H mark with printers flowers and the numeral "44." The style is a mix of Neo Classical, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts elements.

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Candlestick, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 6" x dia. 6." SI.2006.068.

Round, spun cast base with recessed center and rolled edge supports a hollow brass tube topped by a spun bobeche. A bolt runs through the bobeche to the bottom of the base. An S shaped handle is riveted to the base and the shaft. The triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is stamped into the bottom of the base.

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Candlestick, ca.1930-1940, Colonial Revival, brass. H. 9" dia. 4." SI.2006.069.

A spun brass base is constructed from two pieces soldered together... an ogee molded lower section and a half spherical upper section. A plain hollow brass shaft is attached to a spun brass bobeche which has a serrated edge. A zinc candle cup is centered in the bobeche. The candle cup is bolted to an iron base inside the brass base by a threaded iron rod running through the shaft. A paper label with the triangle mark of the Bradley and Hubbard Mfg. Co. is glued to a green textured paper cover glued to the iron base. The cast iron weight for the base is stamped "191."

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Candlestick, ca. 1900-1934, Art Nouveau, brass. H. 12" x dia. 5.75." SI.2006.070.

The cast brass cone-shaped round base tapers upward and attaches to the shaft. The shaft is an elongated tear-drop shape and flows into the candle cup. The shaft and flared candle cup are cast in one piece. The shaft with candle cup threads into to the base. The Bradley and Hubbard triangular mark is cast into the base.

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Candlestick, ca. 1885-1900, iron. H. 9.75" x W. 7.25" x D. 5.5." SI.2006.071.

An oval base with four pierced Anthemion motif feet is concave in the center. A winged griffin is attached to the center of the base with a bolt. A bobeche and candle cup is bolted to its head. The wings are attached to the griffins body with short bolts. Cast into the base is the"B&H" mark and the catalogue number 3594.

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