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Candlesticks

 

Candlesticks (pair)

Author: José Coelho de Oliveira

Date: 19th century, 3rd quarter

Material: White silver

Dimensions (cm): H 28,5 x W 11,5 | H 28,5 x W 11,6

Provenance: Unknown

Inventory No.: MAS O 177 (2)

Candlesticks for a single light with square base resting on four claw feet and decorated with phytomorphic motifs.

The silver lamps, which worked on olive oil or wax, were indispensable to the nocturnal activity in a time when electric lighting still didn’t exist.