Norwegian Hand Made Pewter Candle Sconces - Arts and Crafts Style Marked Tveito
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This handsome pair of pewter candle sconces were made in Norway in the Arts and Crafts style. The fronts of the sconces are decorated with a quilted design, formed by incised lines intersected with small raised circles. The edges of each elongated oval are faceted, giving them a scalloped appearance. The brass backplate was hand soldered onto the reverse side; the curved candle arm is attached at the base. The stamped marks include PEWTER 93.7 % HANDMADE TVEITO NORWAY. We've seen other items with this quilted design, some signed with K. Tveito and identified as dating from the 1920's/1930's. Since Tveito is a place name in Norway, this mark could indicate the name of the maker or where it was made.
Each sconce is 11 1/2 inches tall each and measures a little over 3 inches wide, with a single candle holder that projects 3 inches to the outer edge of the drip pan. They weigh a modest 9 ounces each. The candle cup is 7/8 inch across and 1 inch deep. They are in excellent condition, with faint wear on each but no damages. Due to lighting variations, the actual color of the sconces is shown in photos 4,5 and 6---in other words, more like pewter than silver, as they should be. There is a brass hanging loop on the back of each, so they are ready to mount on your wall. Their clean lines and artisan craftsmanship fit beautifully with modern interiors as well as Arts and Crafts décor.
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