Lot 1012
A Pair of Chinese Auspicious Symbol Pewter Candlesticks
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late Qing or early Republic period, a pair of impressive parcel gilt candle holders hightlighted with red and green enamels, each unit comprising a six-side base raised on ruyi scroll feet with mask knees and scalloped aprons, with a reticulated veranda above surmounted with a pair of fish flanking a temple connected by a bat extending his wings with two peaches, above another shaped tiered scone area with reticulated veranda and a single round candle cup, the cup is set into a hexagonal shaped mount that can be removed and is impressed with a marker's seal on each side, the underside of the candle holder display is also impressed with maker marks.

15 in.

Collection of a Texas Gentleman

Some pushes and warping to lower drip pan area; red traces of paint or candle wax to interior of lower drip pan and upper sconce area; scone area has some hooks that may have held decorative handing elements at some point, but now lost; some minor nicks to edges; some overall wear from use and age.