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Sconce

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Sconce
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A sconce is a bracket fixed to a wall for holding candles or lights, with a plaque which acts as a reflector. This brass example dates from the 17th or 18th century. The candle socket is now missing.

The sconce has repoussé decoration including a coat-of arms with two lions rampant, a check pattern and three diamonds in the quarters. The arms are supported by hounds, and have a crown above and, on a ribbon below, the Latin inscription 'SALUS. PER. CHRISTUM. REDEMPTIOREM' - 'Salvation through the redemption of Christ'.

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