Alloys in Chandelier Candle Holders

One of the more creative applications of the versatile alloy, Coldur-A®, is its use in chandelier candle holders at a world-renowned theater.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the candlelit indoor theater at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, approached Columbia Metals when looking for a suitable material for the same.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Coldur-A® Silicon Bronze

“Coldur-A® silicon bronze forges well, has a lovely color and tarnishes down very nicely,” explains Penny Spedding, the heritage metalsmith in charge of creating the props for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. “The indoor candlelit theater is the first of its kind and the alloy reflects the candles when it’s polished, creating even more light in the theater.”

Coldur-A® sheet was chosen for the forged candle holders and cups in a set of seven chandeliers. The alloy was also employed in candle sconces after being hand beaten and formed and then soldered with silver.

Penny is regularly commissioned for furniture, props, and sculptures for theaters throughout the UK and has immense experience in working with a variety of metal alloys.

Columbia Metals has very helpful, informative and friendly staff.

Penny Spedding, Heritage Metalsmith

Coldur-A® Silicon Bronze

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Columbia Metals.

For more information on this source, please visit Columbia Metals.


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