Hand-carved in southern Germany, this pair of figural candle holders has a unique pale white and cream coloration often seen with carved limewood. As the backs are not carved, the candle holders most likely sat on an altar (where the back sides were not seen by the congregation) during the 1700’s.
A scalloped iron bobeche with pricket tops a large column with several quarter round protuberances. The figures have been carved as mirror images, with one holding the column with the left hand, while the other is using the right. Both figures have curly hair, clad in a long, flowing gown that billows to the sides, exposing their legs. Their bare feet stand on top of volute capitals above shaped plinths with cavetto moldings. Our unique pair of German candle holders can be displayed on a fireplace mantel or a small side table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs and nicks. Some light losses and buildup, including wax accumulation, commensurate to age and use.