Sculpted walnut wood, painted to imitate bronze.
The turned balustrade-shaped shaft is lavishly decorated with stylized vegetal motifs, alternated by cornices and architectural elements. The cherub heads embellishing the central node are a clear reference to the classical world. The refined carving and the architectural rigor suggest this candlestick was made by an author closely related to sculptor Matteo Nigetti (Florence 1560-1649), who worked in Florence in the years between the gradual decline of Mannerism and the introduction of Baroque.
Tuscany, late 16th century
height cm 194