Inventory Number C0008

Size 13.25" H x 6.25" W

Material Hard Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Austria

Year Made 1900

The crowning element of this hard earthenware candlestick is glazed and textured to resemble hammered bronze. The handle that links the bobeche element to the base resembles a cascade of hardened candle wax. The suggestion that a fragile wax drip could be used to carry a heavy candlestick adds an element of whimsy to the piece. It is further decorated with a superb matte, opalescent and iridescent glazes in shades of green, pink, yellowish-beige and purplish-blue. This is a fine example of the designer's talent for combining novel forms with functional objects. Designed by Paul Dachsel for Amphora. Marks: stamped manufacturer's cipher; 854; 22.

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