18th century Italian gold leaf candlestick top with polished agate coral and natural forming baroque pearls. The 18th century fragment comes from Tuscany and has the original candlestick wax drip-tray attached.
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 coral is gradually replaced with agate.
The Italian church candlestick top artifact, agate coral, and baroque pearls 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" high x 3.75" round