An exquisite pair of ormolu and rock crystal candelabra. Each of the beautiful cherubs stands upon a stunning rock crystal base with arms stretched wide.These beautiful candelabras are an exquisite pair to own. Beautifully crafted, the attention to detail is truly fantastic. 15 cm wide, 9 cm deep and 28 cm high.Rock crystal''s name is derived from the Greek word ''krustallos'' meaning ''ice,'' because the Greeks, finding it in caves near Mount Olympus, believed it to be water which had been permanently frozen by the gods.The finest rock crystal is from the Hot Springs area of Arkansas. It is also sourced in Cumberland, Switzerland, Brazil and Madagascar. Some of the largest individual crystals of quartz have been found in Brazil.
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