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Lee Laney

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iconnumber posted 10-19-2021 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lee Laney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am seeking information or opinions regarding these unusual candle holders I have just posted a photo of. No marks. They are hand made and silver plated. My impression is they are from Mexico or Latin America. The decorative elements on the sides remind me of corn stalks. There are spots where the plating has been worn away with polishing, indicating there is some age to these. Any ideas are welcome.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 10-20-2021 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I think these are your candlesticks. After you put your pictures into the album, copy the BBCode into your post.

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 11-03-2021 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is very hard to say much about these other than they are interesting and appear to be hand made by an individual, likely in a small workshop and perhaps somewhere around Mexico, Central America or even the American southwest. They are a rather easy to make design being made by cutting a thick sheet of brass and soldering the parts together then silver plating the result. The wearing through of the silver indicates use and overly agressive polishing. Age may or may not be much of a factor since a thin plating job can also result in wear-through rather quickly. I do not think these are new, but I would not want to even guess whether they are a few decades or more in age. The simple design does not tell much about their age. All of that aside, I think they are nice and I hope you use them on your dining table regularly.

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Lee Laney

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iconnumber posted 11-03-2021 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lee Laney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information. Much more than I knew.

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