Luxury Design, Past & Present
An unusual pair of sculptural candle or joss stick holders- a pair of jolly grinning men holding up smiling fish and standing on stylized rockery bases carved of a piece with the rest. Each figure is carved in three dimensions. The backs while fairly flat, are still fully carved with hats and robes detailed. Eyes and teeth are inserted bits of shell and bone which stand out in striking contrast to the ebonized hardwood. Good condition with some age/shrinkage splits to the wood. One slightly taller than the other. Early 20th century.
H: 12 ½ W: 4 ½ D: 3 ½