South Germany, Germany
This pair of candlesticks were almost certainly produced in Southern Germany in the late 17th century. Ruby glass was highly prized and difficult to make. Alchemists in the 17th century were among the first to create the colour which was identified with the precious stone, ruby.
Earliest Rothschild collector: Alice de Rothschild; b.1847, d.1922
Credit: Gift of Dorothy de Rothschild, 1971...