Pair of Japanese Bronze Candle Sticks

$1,580 USD
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H: 18.25" Dia: 4.0"
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Impeccably cast of bronze alloy, this pair of early 20th century shokudai, or candle stands, is a spectacular example of traditional Japanese metalwork. The elegant shokudai have a classic design often used for Buddhist altar shrines, featuring a sinuous, tapered base and a flared candle dish shaped as a lotus leaf. Visually similar to turned wooden posts, these fine candlesticks are sculpted with fluid lines and repeated curves, darkened by a rich patina that imitates a smooth lacquer finish. The base is etched with Japanese characters that date the pair to the Taisho period (1912-1926).

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