Object Image

Candlestick

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...

1675-1700
Ruby glass and silver-gilt
2934.1
Image and text © Waddesdon Manor, 2019

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Waddesdon Manor
Permanent collection