Found a pair of what appear to be antique hammered brass candlesticks with ceramic insets. There is an identifying mark on the bottom that appears to date them to the late 19th century. They are assembled in pieces with a long bolt through the center and a square nut on the bottom. When disassembled, each piece has the same markings hidden where they meet. Was wanting to try to find out more if anyone has any information.
“I” in the circle
In the diamond “I” on top and to the left, R with a small D to the upper right hand of the letter in the middle, K to the immediate right of the R in the middle, and what appears to be a D in the very bottom of the diamond. The “initials” are the same on both candlesticks, that I can tell for sure. The first letter is clearly an E, the second letter appears to resemble the Greek letter for Gamma.
Yes these are cast brass candlesticks !! The mark is just a design registration mark !!
The numbers and letters on the diamond and the one in circle above are still too small for me to see and this site does not enlarge pics !! Did you say the ET or whatever the letters are are the same on both ?? See if one is more clear than the pic !! Initials are not usually a makers mark but are a finishers mark !! Similar to initials or other marks found on pottery that are decorators marks !!
Can you just look at the diamond with the circle at the top and tell me what letters or numbers are there including the circle at top ??