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The word candelabrum derives from the Latin noun "CANDELABRUM" which incorporates "CANDELA" ("Candle") and the suffix "BRUM", the root of the verb "phèro", meaning "to carry". Candelabra have been given a variety of forms ever since ancient times.

Candleholders were made from stone on Crete and in Mycenae and featured a single short foot. The Etruscans produced a large number of candleholders, especially from the seventh century on. They were generally made from metal with a smooth or decorated vertical holder lying on small feet or paws and terminating in buds, tips or statuettes which supported the saucers. Hellenic candelabra were made from bronze and marble. During the Neo-Attic period, marble candleholders became richly decorated and featured rectangular bases shaped as truncated pyramids. In the Middle Ages, candlesticks were almost exclusively used for sacred functions. There were two main types: the first revived and simplified ancient bronze candlesticks and was placed on the altar; the second type continued the tradition of marble Roman candelabra. During the Gothic period, candlesticks were given new shapes copied from architectural elements and featured thin membrane overlays. With the advent of the Renaissance age in the sixteenth century, candelabra became real and proper art objects, richly decorated sculptures. During the seventeenth century, candleholders were developed for the home. They could be placed on pieces of furniture or fixed to walls. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, candelabra with several arms became popular as they could hold a larger number of candles. In the nineteenth century, particularly during the Neo-classical period, these candelabra were extremely elegant and richly decorated, though they did betray a certain restraint.

We have a wide range of pewter candlesticks and candle holders ranging from simple supports for tapers, to travelling tee-light holders and the modern "lui" and "lei" ("him and "her") candlesticks from the Century collection, not to mention a large number of candlesticks and candle holders inspired by the various periods of the past.

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cm Ø26 h 33
12690     SIRMIONE

cm Ø18 h 29
12700     SIRMIONE

cm h 9
52380     ROMA
lidded box (small)

Lidded box (small)
cm 9,5x6,5
13900     LAURUS
convertible hurricane

Convertible hurricane
cm h 32.5
12000     RITA

cm h 34
4430     TARQUINIO

cm h 21
7210     TARQUINIO
short candlestick

Short candlestick
cm h 7
10150     NUMA
round candle holder

Round candle holder
cm int. Ø 10
11180     GLICERIO
round candle holder

Round candle holder
cm int. Ø 7,5
11190     GLICERIO
round candle holder

Round candle holder
cm int. Ø 5
11200     GLICERIO

cm h 24
10390     TIBERIO
pillar candlestick

Pillar candlestick
cm h 47
11810     SIENA
classic candlestick

Classic candlestick
cm h 15
7530     ANCO
hurricane lamp

Hurricane lamp
cm 16x21
7850     ELIO

cm 13x14,5
8900     GALERIO
garden candle

Garden candle
cm h 22
10380     GIULIO
short candlestick

Short candlestick
cm h 8,5
33276     MARTINA

cm h 13
7860     PRATO

cm h 9
7870     PRATO

cm h 17,5
9190     TAZIO

cm h 16
9200     TITO

cm Ø16
6640     VERA

cm Ø8,3xh4,5
40030     LEI
tea light box

Tea light box
cm Ø 5
40000     LIBIO
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