3-5 business days
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A heavy and well cast pair of metal ormolu bronze d'or or brass candlesticks with aged patina.
Unique pieces probably from the 19th century. The form is quite oriental or perhaps mythical with a crested griffon type bird perched on a chain link forming the stem of each candlestick.
The base of each of the candlesticks is oblong in shape, with cast detail of scrolls and beading, with tri-form legs in each corner. Above the griffon are petals forming a circle to catch the wax drips, these resemble a lotus flower.
An urn shape cup with flowers and foliage holds the candle, this has a separate fluted lip which can be removed to allow larger candles to be used, the aperture is suitable for a standard dinner candle.
The bases are weighted, probably with lead or base metal, and the column is bolted through this, there is slight movement so the bolt could perhaps be tightened a little.
The pieces have an aged patina with a little tarnish and discoloration, and drips of old wax.
The candlesticks would definitely benefit from some attention and a polish to bring them back to their former glory.
Size approx height 24.5cm, base 12.5 by 9cm, cup diameter 4cm, aperture of cup 2 to 2.5cm
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Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.
3-5 business days
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