This pair of small brass candlesticks feature turned baluster stems on circular bases. They are possibly the candlesticks that Mackmurdo’s architectural assistant from 1892 to 1897 Harry Sirr described in his reminiscences of Mackmurdo, written to Mackmurdo's niece, Miss Elinor Pugh in 13 May 1942. In the record he recounts, ‘I was attracted by metal work of his design which he told me had been done by his own workmen. Some brass candlesticks struck me by their beauty, of round baluster form, not unlike Italian Renaissance work, with his own individuality.'


  • Title: Pair of Brass Candlesticks
  • Creator: Century Guild, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo
  • Date Created: 1890s
  • Type: metalwork
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.1 x 7 cm each
  • Object Number: L1 & L1a
  • Medium: brass
  • Credit line: Mackmurdo bequest, 1942

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