A fine White Brass Candleholder;
Choson Dynasty, 19th Century
This white brass candle stick is of a slender elegant and simple design
which is one of characteristic beauties of Korean art.
It is an assemblage of simple geometric forms ---circles, squares and lines---
which are exquisitely balanced one to another. The drip basin with its supporting post
is connected to an upper post by a panel with a reversed swastika cut into its open work.
In the Choson dynasty, the reversed swastika symbolized bounty, longevity, and harmony
because it is a homonym for MAN (¸¸), the word for ¡°ten thousand¡±.
It is in find condition. It measures approximately 25¡± high