Pair C1810 Regency Brass Dolphin Candlesticks

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This wonderfully sculptural pair of George III brass candlesticks is English, and shows the dolphin not as we know it today, but stylised in the tradition dating back to at least Imperial Rome. The head rests on a base, and the upswept tail supports the candle socket.

Savannah, Georgia, a fabulously beautiful small city in the Old South, USA, has many claims to fame. One of these is the wonderful rain water downpipes that terminate in just such iron dolphins, so that during rain, water gushes onto the "sidewalk" through the open mouths of the dolphins. Worth getting wet for!

16 cm

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