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Pair of early eighteenth century South American silver candlesticks

Pair of early eighteenth century South American silver candlesticks
Pair of early eighteenth century South American silver candlesticks - Image 1Pair of early eighteenth century South American silver candlesticks - Image 2

Description

Probably Peru ca 1720 pair of silver candlesticks. The candlesticks are unmarked and one is slightly taller than the other.Cuzco in Peru was the Spanish capital of South America in the eighteenth century and since the silver mines were producing in abundance locally made silver for the use of Spanish Ofiicials and their household was prolific. Probably copied from a 1660 brass candlestick in silver in the very early eighteenth century.

Height :135 and 141 mm

Weight : 184 and 256 gram

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