18th century Italian gold leaf candlestick top with polished fossil agate coral and a natural forming baroque pearl. The 18th century fragment comes from Tuscany and has the original candlestick wax drip-tray attached.
Fossil agate coral is also Florida's state stone and is known for its unique formation that can take place over 20 million years. It's a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate.
The Italian church candlestick top artifact, fossil agate coral, and baroque pearl 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: 7.25" x 3.5" round