18th century Italian candlestick decorated with angle plated quartz with a baroque pearl and fossil shells on a double polished selenite base. 

Angle-plated quartz is an extremely rare form of quartz and is only found in the upstate region of South Carolina and southern North Carolina. The silica is precipitated into cracks which are then filled with microcrystalline quartz and the “plates” are often encrusted with druzy quartz. Selenite is a crystalline form of selenite gypsum is comprised of striations which look like optical light fibers. The hand-carved and hand-painted 18th century Italian candlestick is originally from a church in Venice. 

The Italian church candlestick, angle-plated quartz, baroque pearl, fossil shells, and selenite base are put together in a sculptural form - creating a piece that appears to have evolved together over time. Interpreting the past to create a piece entirely original, evolving in its own right.

Size: 16" high x 5" wide x 4" deep