CANDLESTICK NO. 4
Patinated and gilted bronze candlestick
Designed in 1990
27 h x 23 w x 11 d cm
Made in Denmark
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TRAY & CANDELABRA HISTORY
Arje Griegst spent several periods throughout his career at the Bel Fiore bronze foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy working on objects in bronze. Using the same self-invented cire perdue technique as in his Spiral series and other jewellery, he conjured bronze candlesticks and candelabras from the 1960s ad onwards. From pieces that almost melt across the table to fairytale growths sprouting water agate eggs they all embody his recurring ideas around metamorphosis.
THE CANDELABRUM "CONCH SHELL VARIATION"
The candelabrum Conch Shell Variation that the Ny Carlsberg foundation bought and donated to The Design Museum in Copenhagen is spectacularly expressive. The gilded bronze candelabrum sits on a large, rough rock crystal and placed with a large marbled egg shaped water agate at the top of the sculpture, 1984
CLOSEUP OF THE "CONCH SHELL VARIATION" CANDELABRUM
The gilded bronze ribbons on the candelabrum twist as if caught by the wind, they swirl unrestrainedly in the air. The candelabrum is a continuation of the Spiral jewellery that Arje made a few years earlier.
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