Candelabrum

Candelabrum

Purchased from M. van den Broeck, Brussels in 1865 for £14 12 5d

Original:

Candelabrum
Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474-d. about 1554)
1530-6
Bronze
Church of St Bavon, Ghent, Belgium

One of four candelabra in the church of St Bavon thought to have come from the unfinished tomb of Henry VIII (reigned 1509-47) at Windsor. They are known to have been in the collection of Charles I, and to have been presented to St Bavon by Bishop Anthony Triest who occupied the see from 1622-57. It is therefore likely that they were sold off from the Royal Collection under the Commonwealth in 1649-50.