Candlestick (one of a pair)

Pale blue chalcedony, gilt bronze | 24.1 x 10.5cm | c. 1775-1790

Unknown Artist

Since ancient times, cut and polished chalcedony was very much sought after and used for jewelry and precious objects. The semi-transparent stone was believed to have apotropaic powers. It is possible that the facetted pieces used in the present exam...
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