A truly stunning pair (2) 19th century, 1800's very large antique French Church alter and/or floor candlesticks. Three lion footed, tripod shaped feet with two panels depicting Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene in high relief and one panel Sacred Hearts. Known in France as 'Pique Cierge', each candle holder holds one large candle. Made of solid bronze or brass, they are very heavy and appear to be coated with an ormolu finish. There is some verdigris in some places.
CONDTION: They are as found antique condition but I urge you to use the zoom feature and inspect for yourself. There is one small ding / fissure that was pointed out to me from what appears to be a fall. One of the prickets has been damaged and the candle holder is a bit bent on the back. I had candles on them and stupidly threw them out before photographing. Alternative would be to remove both and let the candle sit on the base.
SIZE: They stand a whopping 31 inches tall excluding the prickets - depending on the size of candle, would make an amazing decorative accent.
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass and antiques as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once an item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on damaged in shipping items. The best I can do is put in an insurance claim.
BUYER RESPONSIBILITIES: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
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