This gorgeous vintage candleholder and figure are a dazzling interpretation of Michelangelo's brilliant sculpture entitled simply "Angel".
This beautiful piece is a large statement piece with a very elegant personality.
Michelangelo's original marble "Angel" has been a main attraction at the Basilica of Saint Dominic in Italy since its completion in 1494.
This beautiful version is a resin-cast and features extraordinary hand-painted detail.
The angel kneels on top of a classical Italian base with subtle scalloped accents. He wears a glittering golden robe with real gold-leaf sparkles.
As you can see, the candlestick resembles a subdued Corinthian column; the angel holds it at the center and base as he balances it on his raised knee.
There is a small pointed rod in the center of the top of the candle holder which will keep candles snuggly in place.
This is likely a depiction of the angel Gabriel, who foretold the coming of the Messiah to the Virgin Mary.
He has a long mane of flowing dark hair, and a beautifully rendered serene face.
The angel's wings are absolutely stunning with extraordinary dimension and detail.
Shimmering specks of gold leaves make them glitter in the light beautifully. His robe is also depicted with incredibly realistic pleats.
The piece shows very little wear and remains in excellent condition overall.
This bright and beautiful vintage candle-holder will make a wonderful centerpiece for your holiday entertaining.
Measurements: 15 ¼" tall, Base is 9 ½" long, 6 ¾" wide and 1 3/8" tall Weight: 6 lbs., 8 oz.
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