Japanese Meiji Period Brass Candle Holder with Scrolls and Medallions
A Japanese Meiji period antique brass square top candle holder from the early 20th century, with intricate carved medallion, calligraphic inscription and ornate base. Created in Japan during the Meiji period in the early years of the 20th century, this elegant brass candle holder features a square top with recessed accent, supported by four elegant scrolling motifs in the corners. The sinuous body, alternating convex and concave lines, swells up in the center to receive a medallion, showcasing various motifs on each side.
The ornate base flares up with motifs echoed from the top, but displayed in an inverted manner and on a larger scale. The stand presents a calligraphic inscription at the bottom signifying the maker's mark. With its golden hue, elegant lines and ornate décor, this Japanese Meiji period brass candle holder circa 1900 will make for a lovely decorative addition to any home, used as intended or simply a sculptural accentuation.
Part of the Antique Asian Candle Holders and Candles collection.