Candlestick, cast pewter

Candlestick, cast pewter

Candlestick

Cast pewter
Stockholm, Sweden; about 1663-70
Maker's touch of Vieth Fijtsson (active 1637-84)
Young bequest

This distinctive twisted candlestick is made of three sections which were cast in moulds. Inside the stem a vertical seam shows it was cast in two halves and soldered together. Between 1663 and 1670 Vieth Fijtsson, the maker of this piece, produced 24 pairs of candlesticks cast in the same moulds as this for the Swedish court of Queen Hedvig Eleonora.