AGE: 18th century
DIMENSIONS: 31” h (to top of metal cup) x 7.5” diameter
MATERIALS: Wood, metal
CONDITION: Very good distressed condition; minor losses consistent with age.
Pair of 18th century Italian silver gilt altar candlesticks with an exquisitely distressed and darkened patina. Sophisticated columnar shape on simple triangular base with small bun feet. Large metal candle cups and iron prickets top off this beautiful tall pair. Backsides are unfinished as is typical. Bases have been weighted inside, so these are quite heavy and stable.