A pair of early Edo Period Japanese Silvered Copper Pricket Candle Sticks.
The overall design is of chrysanthemums “kiku” against a beaded ground.
The tall upright, tapered columns rest on and rise from wide spread high domed eighteen-petal chrysanthemum bases. They culminate in a chrysanthemum-shaped candle dishes with an upright prickets on which to position the candle within a circular support. (see photo included).
Both the bases and holder dishes are shaped like “kiku” (chrysanthemum), the auspicious symbol of the Japanese emperor. Both stands are entirely covered in a refined kiku motif.
Provenance: Purchased Honeychurch Antiques International, 1992. Original papers available
Excellent condition. No damage.
Dimensions: 25 ¼ inches high and 19 1/45 inches diameter at bottom