Fine & Rare Pair Of German Biedermeier Pewter Candlesticks, Circa 1815 For Sale
Fine & rare pair of German Biedermeier period pewter candlesticks,
acquiring several private collections of French, Belgian & German lighting,
metalwork & ceramics, enabling me to offer a quantity of rare antiques. Please register my page in
your favorites, for a fine range of 16th to 19th century period lighting
& other pieces, all guaranteed, as to age, condition & origin –
I have far more than I can possibly keep up with,
as to – and, international buyers cannot otherwise
"see" pieces listed on UK.
Breveté, 2013, par M. R. Josef
Burdett-Williamson. ATTENTION – défense de reproduction !
non-offerding "watchers" - we are very serious, as to Intellectual Property rights – violations
are reported to ,
and our Intellectual Properties
attorney in Paris.
is being shipped from France – please read details carefully!
We don't offer a quantity of antique
pewter, partly because the market for it is unpredictable - rarities are
expensive in Europe – and we keep some of the very early pieces for ourselves! We largely concentrate on period French pieces, but also keep an eye out
for British or Continental antiques of quality, especially when they show up
for low prices, and we can offer them for re-sale at a wholesale market level. I very recently saw a nearly identical pair of German candlesticks (also in pewter) sell
at sale for around 100 Euros. Unusually, this pair
is not hallmarked – most Continental pewter of this period is. I have also seen a single
candlestick of the same form in bronze, for sale on German Internet for 180
Condition is very good – see photos – there are a few bumps & dings, most of
which are easily straightened – but there are no repairs, or any damage, other
than the dents visible in the photos. The color & surface patination is
outstanding – however, these almost certainly had bobeches ("loose
nozzles", to UK buyers). Photos are high resolution – use
magnification for viewing details. Please ask,
if you wish additional photos.
Height – about 18.5 cm. (7 & 1/4”):
foot width – about 7.7 cm. (3”). Total weight – 570 grams, not including packaging. Insured mailing to the UK
& EU is £14 – to North America is £19. We don't charge for packing & handling, & always offer grouped rate posting. International buyers – please inquire, as to mailing costs! Note: Our
independent certifications with the New England
Appraisers Association (in both France & England) expedite Customs
clearances, and prevent duties from being incorrectly imposed on antiques
conforming to the 100 years legal dateline.
From France, the postal system is fast, efficient, flexible, & based on weight
– rates increase by about £8 - $12 US - per kilo: 6 kilos to North
America costs £60; 10 kilos is £91; 15 kilos is £120, & 20 kilos is £135
– plus £1 per £135 insurance coverage, to a maximum of £1,300. Buyers can substantially lower costs on
grouped purchases, depending on the size of the parcel, & insurance
coverage - several pieces in one parcel can be much less expensive, as to
per-item shipping cost.
From the UK - Royal Mail can only be used for international parcels under 2
kilos: FedEx shipping is volumetric – the cost of sending a 5-kilo parcel
is only marginally higher than 1 or 2 kilos – 5 kilos to North America is
£50 - versus £28 to £32 for 1 kilo – depending on the size of the
parcel, & insurance coverage. Buyers can usually lower shipping costs
on grouped purchases.
contact us for grouped rates, and commissioned, or guided buying in France -
including partial or complete containers, with related services. For period
furniture (which we also collect, buy & sell) & other bulk shipping
from France to Western Europe & the UK, we can arrange low-cost transport,
depending on destination, via a bonded & insured expat Brit transporter,
based near our French home.
Payments: PayPal, French or UK checks, or bank drafts, & all bank transfers accepted. We are
obliged to accept PayPal, but prefer bank transfers, or UK or French checks -
PayPal takes a 4% bite out of all transactions - including shipping costs. We usually mail within five to seven working days from clearance of
payment, but do request that buyers be understanding of delays due to illness, or computer problems.
accepted - if: there is a major problem with the age,
condition or origin of a piece as described, and this is
confirmed by a qualified expert with professional
credentials. Amateur “identification members” of
collector’s clubs with open membership policies, and no certified credentials,
are not acceptable for providing expertise. Return postal expenses are to be
paid by the buyer. I don't wish to be difficult, but we both work; live in 2
countries; our daughter is 5; we have very little free time, and
have had multiple negative experiences with people not paying for, or
attempting to return items, because they didn't read the condition details; are
not familiar with Continental antiques; or, simply changed their mind, as to
the purchase and their décor.
is an expatriate American historian of Decorative Arts, a published antiques
editor & writer, guest curator, certified appraiser, & internationally
respected authority in early glass, lighting, metalwork, sculpture, period
furniture & other categories. He has placed pieces with French & US
museums, including the Smithsonian, & assists me with acquisitions,
research & texts. You can buy from me, with confidence in your purchases.
We are private, academic collectors, looking to defray the costs of advancing
with our collections. R. Josef is the only European
Decorative Arts specialist for the New
England Appraisers Association in the European
Union, and is available for expertise, or arbitration (including &/or
PayPal). Our contact information is on the NEAA website – or see my details, as provided beneath all UK
– apologies for the intrusive copyright lines, but they are there because R.
Josef is a published author & journalist with extensive senior editorial
experience, & a guest curator, with ongoing academic & commercial
writing commissions, including 2 forthcoming books. Our listings often contain
original research & information that has not appeared before, especially in
English: we recently reported a French seller for plagiarizing our
formatting & texts – their account was canceled.
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Fine & Rare Pair Of German Biedermeier Pewter Candlesticks, Circa 1815: $55