A pair of Russian Empire candlesticks. The square foot is finely decorated with a winged male torso with two serpents underneath. The column, standing on four feet, is decorated with a snake coiling around a pole ending in a small platform upon which a cat is lying. The sides are adorned with flying spears. The column is crowned with two Egyptian busts topped with the candle holder which is supported by two lion heads with serpents coming out of their mouths. The rim is decorated with acanthus leaves and is chased all around.
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