Relevant categories: Porcelain,Bronzes
(Above photo - Pair French Candelabras - Empire Parrot)
You can decorate your home or even provide additional lighting with several porcelain parrot candelabras. These items were mostly made in China and exported to the west for use in bourgeoisie homes. The good thing is that these items are still widely available in-store or online. In addition to the porcelain, most of these decorative items had gilt bronze fittings in various places, depending on the design. But how do you recognize a porcelain parrot candelabra when you see one? The following subtle features should help you get the right item.
(Above photo - Pair French Porcelain Parrot Candle Holders Ormolu Candelabras )
The primary material used to make these candelabras is porcelain. For instance, the porcelain is used to make the base, stands, and parrots. On some candelabras, the base is more comprehensive, followed by a narrower frame, on top of which are the parrots. In addition to that, the candelabras may have ormolu decorations in various places. When used together with porcelain, the ormolu creates a sense of contrast, making the candelabra look unique. The ormolu may appear in carved rings in various places, the parrots' feet, the beak, and the candle holders.
(Above photo - Pair French Porcelain Parrot Candlesticks Candelabras )
Porcelain parrot candelabras have different designs, depending on the artist and place they were made. While some come as two separate pieces, others appear as a single piece with two parrots and two candleholders. Still, there are some candelabras with two birds but six candle holders. What that means is that you should expect just about any design when you go to buy a porcelain parrot candelabras.
(Above photo - Pair French Porcelain Parrot Candle Holders Candelabras)
In addition to the material and design, another essential feature to look at is the decoration used on the porcelain's surface. Chinese made porcelain candelabras are likely to have flowery decorations in the traditional blue and white colors. The combination of white, blue, and ormolu creates a great contrast, making the candelabra an excellent decoration. Some designers have also used real-life flower colors to bring out a semblance of a rose flower. For such candelabras, the branches, leaves, and candle holders are entirely made from ormolu. It makes such a great decoration.
Porcelain parrot candelabras weren't just made in one country. Instead, artists in various countries made the best candelabras and presented them to the market for sale. Examples of nations where these art pieces were made include China, France, Japan, Italy, Germany, and Austria. You may also come across some candelabras with different parts made in two or more countries. For example, there is a flowery porcelain candelabra whose ormolu frame was made in France and China's porcelain. But that doesn't matter – what's important is that the candelabra can decorate your home.
(Above photo - Pair Parrot Candelabras - Bird Ormolu Candle Sticks)
Porcelain parrot candelabras feature porcelain and ormolu parts. While some have larger porcelain parts, others are majorly composed of ormolu. Their designs may differ, depending on where they were made (China, France, Japan, Italy, Germany, or Austria) or the artist involved. Since it is a decorative item, you should pay close attention to the decorations used.
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