Beautiful Antique Brass Dragon Candle holder. Adolph Frankau and Co in 19th Century Victorian.Of 119/121 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4. Under tray markings seems to be a'hexagonal AFC' and a vague mark showing'something -1541. One of the tripod base feet has a broken off leaf scroll as the other 2 show the double leaf scrolls - see photo detail. Intriguing lion and 2 side face decorative tray design with beautiful flying dragon for main body. What appears to be a thistle flower design of the main candlestick holder which is cracked at top (see photos).
In 1847, Adolph Frankau arrived in London and saw opportunities in the tabacco market. He created the company Adolph Frankau and Co and became an importer of meerschaum pipes and other supplies. He also took on a 14 year old boy, Louis Blumfeld.
The business thrived until the death of Adolph Frankau in 1856. Carlyle had a very high opinion of Louis for his sense of responsibility for the business, his enthusiasm and his inexhaustible energy. Louis Blumfeld quickly developed an important international trade, with particular success in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Europe, particularly in Switzerland and Denmark. A branch also opened in New York but the marketing strategy focused mainly on the countries of the British Empire.
Shortly before 1914, the need for manufacturing in London became pressing, and by the turn of the century A. Frankau and Co had a warehouse and offices in Queen Victoria Street and an export department in Upper Thames Street. A factory opened in 1898. The item "Victorian Antique Brass Dragon Candle holder by Adolph Frankau and Co London" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Metalware\Brass\Candlesticks/ Holders".The seller is "grof123" and is located in Leeds. This item can be shipped worldwide.