French, Limoges, 14th Century, Pricket Candlestick with the French Royal Coats of Arms. Photo courtesy Sotheby's
with two old labels respectively inscribed: 3004.2 in ink and M511 in pencil partially gilt and champlevé enamelled copper; 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000-7,000 GBP
NOTE: These pricket candlesticks were probably made for travel and are usually adorned with coats of arms. They were produced in Limoges in the second half of the 13th and 14th centuries. An example of such a candlestick with Italian arms can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. M.579-1910).
Sotheby's. European Sculpture & Works of Art: Medieval to Modern. London | 02 juil. 2013 www.sothebys.com