Material/Técnica: Metal/ Fundição/ Cinzelamento
Procedência: Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Rosário e Capela São Benedito
Material / Technique: Metal / Casting / Chiseling
Origin: Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict Chapel
Historical Data: Candlestick, a lamp with a single luminous focus, such as a candle or lamp, was a determining element in the decoration of the houses. Since its creation (without a specific date), it has been an indispensable piece to lighten the table, the toilet and all the night activities of the houses. It consists of three parts: base, stem and sideboard or sconce. Based on these elements, the goldsmith made this object, from the 17th to the 19th century, a perfect mirror of the successive styles of the time: from baroque to rocaille, and from this style moved to the rigor of the neoclassical, following French influence, now English. The bases vary from round to square – and the decoration follows the style of the time when the object is made.