Each depicts a curvaceous woman in a long, flowing dress balancing the top portion of the candlestick on her head. The pieces are heavy for their size, and made of spelter with mercury gilding. This process (now banned) involves "plating" the metal with powdered gold, dissolved in mercury, then fired and polished. This expensive process provides a real gold finish. The gilding on these pieces is exceptional.The piece is 9" tall, 3.75" wide, and 3.75 deep. Overall, the piece is in excellent condition. There is some wax residue from use and a light amount of wear to the gilt, typical for the age of the piece. It is without chips, cracks, or other imperfections. This quote is for the Continental U.
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FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "Fine Pair of Antique FRENCH ART NOUVEAU Heavily Gilded Candle Holders c.1910" is in sale since Sunday, November 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Nouveau". The seller is "thesapphiregallery" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.