18th century Italian fragment artifact with sculptural copper with aquamarine deposits and a tangerine quartz crystal on a polished turquoise agate slice base. The fragment is originally from a church in Tuscany. It is painted with a silver leaf and mecca varnish which creates the gold and reddish color and is painted with a bluish-green hue near the base.
The sculptural copper creates its unique shape when molten copper is poured into water at 220 degrees Fahrenheit and soaked through a straw. The straw forms the shape and then burns away. The copper forms solidify in the cool water. The aquamarine deposits naturally formed in the copper sculpture over time. The base of the candlestick is wrapped with 19th century French copper banding. It is mounted on the agate base and adorned with the tangerine quartz crystal point. The back of the fragment is filled with copper pieces and crushed aquamarine.
The Italian church artifact and minerals 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: 10" high x 6" wide x 5" deep