Rare pair of Egyptian silver candlesticks
Egyptian, 20th Century
Height 7cm, width 8cm, depth 2cm
This pair of candlesticks is a wonderfully charming, and quite unusual, piece of decorative art. The candlesticks were crafted from silver in Egypt, not in itself too unusual; what is unusual, though, is the style. Each candlestick is wrought to resemble a Baroque style dolphin, a motif common to 17th and 18th Century European decorative art.
Each candlestick is marked to the tail with an Egyptian silver hallmark.