A Pair of Regency Candlesticks

Circa 1835

Appealing to the Regency period’s fascination for the exotic, this pair of handsome candlesticks depicts ostriches, large flightless birds native to the wilds of Africa. The ostriches are cast and presented in a patinated finish. They stand on gilt-lacquered naturalistic bases which rest on a patinated cast iron plinths. Behind the each figure, a vine undulates vertically to support a cast foliate prism ring, candle cup, and bobeche.

Bronze, brass, cast iron, and glass
Height: 13”

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