Angel Holding Candlestick, England, c. 1420
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Angel Holding Candlestick

Angel Holding Candlestick

Oak, with original polychrome and traces of gilding
England, c. 1420

Dimensions

Height
69.5 cm; 2 ft. 3⅖ in.
Width
19 cm; 7½ in.
Depth
12.5 cm; 4⅞ in.

Provenance

Private collection, United Kingdom

This rare early 15th century English angel holds a single candlestick, his divided fingers spread around the central disk. With soft facial features and double chin lowered, he gazes slightly downwards towards the viewer. Retaining much of the original polychrome and with traces of gilding, this work exudes a warmth and serene presence.