This beautiful bisque candelabra or candlestick, adorned with a charming child, will light up any room, even without candles! Of early heavy white bisque, the candelabra is decorated in deep cobalt blue and bright gold. Seated between its two branches, which resemble tree trunks entwined by vines, is a lovely little girl strumming on a lute or mandolin. Blonde curls peek out from the front of her bonnet and her sweet face with its flawless rosy complexion is delicately painted. This most unusual antique candlestick is in wonderful shape for its age, with no breaks or repairs. The gilt is still bright. On the back, there are a couple of very thin kiln lines following the curve of the girl's hips where she was added to the candelabra and if you look underneath the candleholders, you can see the line where they are fastened to the supporting sticks. These minor factory flaws were part of the manufacturing process and are only noticeable upon the closest inspection; although they do not distract from this pretty piece, they do attest to its age and authenticity. The candelabra is just under 8.5 inches tall from the base to the tops of the candleholders.
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