Pair (2) 19th Century Church Candelabra Candle Holders Phoenix, Griffin Crosses VERY RARE
Gorgeous and rare Pair (2) Gothic 19th Century Art Nouveau (or earlier) Church Candlesticks / Candelabra / Candle Vestments with intricate mythological imagery. Silver plated solid bronze pair with seven (7) candle holders each. The image of the Phoenix and/or Griffin (also spelled Gryphon) rising from the ashes is a very classic image representing eternal life and/or resurrection. The phoenix is born over and over again and is thus given a chance to make better choices and a better life. Popular culture also uses the term "a phoenix rising from the ashes" to describe an individual who has been beaten down by hard times and rises anew with hope and better fortune. There are more dramatic repousse / etched foliate, birds and crosses. A stunning and dramatic pair of candle sticks. Better photos coming soon. Shipping to be calculated based on location and method chosen.
CONDITION: No damage or repairs, but one is a bit wonky and needs to be straightened. The easier way to go would be to put a small felt pad under the one base foot to level it.
SIZE: Each measures 21 inches and 16 inches wide overall. The base is 8 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches. They weight 13 pounds.