Detail of a casting flaw

Detail of a casting flaw

The alloy of the candlestick, which has a large proportion of silver in it, may have aided the flow of the metal through the complex mould. This alloy is highly unusual in medieval metalwork, and to date, no comparative alloy from this period has been found. During finishing the decoration and detail was further defined by carving and chiselling, although the addition of silver created an almost flawless casting with little required afterwork.