13 June 2002
A PAIR OF ROCK CRYSTAL AND GILT-COPPER CANDLESTICKS
Italian, mid-18th century
With brass and gilt-copper drip trays, and alternating gilt-metal and rock crystal body.
The gilding possibly refreshed, the central rod a later replacement, cracks and losses to the rock crystal; minor elements associated.
36 and 35½ in. (91.5 and 90.2 cm.) high (2)
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