An important Memento Mori candle holder.

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An important and rare Memento Mori candleholder. The round base with moved profile is carved out of fruitwood and clear color, as well as the foot, that rise with a vase shaped element , black, than a ring, clear color, and the final black twisted element. Overall the magnificent sculpture of a skull wearing a wide led crown, with the rim decorated with stylized lily and leaves. In the center of the crown rise the thick and tall point, to place the wide candle. The crown underline the precariousness of the man’s power. The entire surface of the wooden part of the piece is finished with refined chalk and colors.
Details
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
1680 ca
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Metal
chalk
Wood
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
18 in. H
46 cm H
Diameter
6
Dealer Location
Milan, Italy
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U111106917121
Address
Il Segno Del Tempo Srl
Via Fiori Chiari N 20
Milan 20121
IT
+39 0307640431
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in Milan, IT
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