Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pr. Vintage Oaxaca Mexico Angel Candlestick Holders

Here's a nicely crafted pair of barro negro (black clay) candlestick holders in the shape of Mexican angels. These were purchased from an estate owned by a woman who spent the 1950s to the late 1970s touring Central and South America extensively. This pair is from the Oaxaca region and probably dates back to the late 60s or early 70s. The figures each house two candlesticks. They stand approximately 15" high. One of the figures has a chunk missing from the candleholder, but as you can see from the picture, it still holds the candle.

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