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A pair of stunningly sized "shokudai" bronze candle stands from the Meiji period in Japan (1868-1912).

A pair of stunningly sized "shokudai" bronze candle stands from the Meiji period in Japan (1868-1912). Please notice the elegant and refined elongated form of these pieces. The large circular base has a dish form raised on a vertical plinth rim. The central shaft is a slender hexagon form that tapers toward the top. This shaft stands upon a sixteen lobed raised design. Near the top is a hook from which hangs a tweezer used to pluck pieces of incense from the covered bronze bowl set on a dish base. Please notice that each candle stand retains its tweezer, bowl and lid. This is extremely rare as most often these pieces were lost during the upheaval in war torn twentieth century Japan. The top of each stand has a smaller circular dish with a raised rim and a distinctively shaped candle guard. This elevated ring is supported by a pair of curved supports and is centred on the vertical pricket that supported the candle. The tall imposing size of these candle stands and their spare form give them a contempory and modern flare. These pieces may be used as effective sculptural accents in an interior as is or they may continue their original function as candle stands used to burn candles. Price:  $1,682.00 for the Pair

# CM828

DIMENSIONS

12.50" w x 12.50" d x 29.75" h

31.75cm w x 31.75cm d x 75.57cm h

Sale Price $1,177.40 Regular Price $1,682.00

A pair of stunningly sized "shokudai" bronze candle stands from the Meiji period in Japan (1868-1912). Please notice the elegant and refined elongated form of these pieces. The large circular base has a dish form raised on a vertical plinth rim. The central shaft is a slender hexagon form that tapers toward the top. This shaft stands upon a sixteen lobed raised design. Near the top is a hook from which hangs a tweezer used to pluck pieces of incense from the covered bronze bowl set on a dish base. Please notice that each candle stand retains its tweezer, bowl and lid. This is extremely rare as most often these pieces were lost during the upheaval in war torn twentieth century Japan. The top of each stand has a smaller circular dish with a raised rim and a distinctively shaped candle guard. This elevated ring is supported by a pair of curved supports and is centred on the vertical pricket that supported the candle. The tall imposing size of these candle stands and their spare form give them a contempory and modern flare. These pieces may be used as effective sculptural accents in an interior as is or they may continue their original function as candle stands used to burn candles. Price:  $1,682.00 for the Pair