A pair of beautiful vintage Chinese solid candlesticks with twisted brass arms. The Chinese export pieces date to the 1940s or earlier.
Marked with incised stamp underside, “CHINA
Each measures 5.5" inches high by 6 inches wide. The candle wells will fit 3/4 inch tapers.
Overall excellent condition. A few small darkened spots. Beautifully designed and executed.
HISTORIQUE: As a general rule (not always) the plain "CHINA" mark came into use after 1891 when US federal law required all imports to be marked with their country of origin. First CHINA marks were usually hand incised on brass or painted on ceramics. Next was the use of an incised CHINA stamp. The addition of "MADE IN" was required from 1919.