Antique Porcelain & Fine Arts

Two Figure Triple Candleholder

This is a hard to find figural candleholder made by Meissen in the late 19th century. It is one of the few they amde that can be placed in the middle of a table and look good from both sides. There is a cherub figurine on either side - one side has a male playing the violin and the other side a girl holding her flowery skirt. The center is an elaborate tree like structure that has three candle holders on top and lots of floral vines growing up the limbs. A very nice example with lots of superbly painted detail and the flowers are just amazing! Nice scroll work on the base highlighted with gilding. The candlestick is in great condition especially considering the age. No terrible damage but the male cherub has some damahe to the edge of the hat and there is a little damage to the flowers / leaves as one would expect. A lot less than I would expect/one sees on most of these. The piece is marked underneath with the underglaze blue crossed swords, a red painter's mark as well as the usual impressed / incised numbers. The candle stick is 7.75 inches tall, 7.25 inches wide and 5 inches deep. Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $1999
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