Pair French PORTIEUX French Milk Glass SIRENE Candlestick Holders, Rare Antique Form, c. This is an unusual fine pair of rare antique French PORTIEUX French Milk Glass SIRENE Candlestick Holders. Each of these SIRENE Candleholders. Is French Milk Glass by the maker Portieux in the white opaline color palette (also known as white clam broth). Is exquisitely modeled as a comely mermaid with a fish-like scaly tail that curves upward expanding at the end into a fan that frames the head and upper torso.
From the middle of the tail a series of long, spectral toes cling to tightly the convex elevated ridged raised plinth bases. Has an underside bottom and rim foot unglazed in white. Has a stamped mark on the underside of the bottom marked in relief PORTIEUX, and an old paper label marked PV. Dimensions (approximate- each): 9.4 In. Tall x 5.2 In.
Wide x 5.2 In. (23.9 cm x 13.2 cm x 113.2cm). The estimated date is early 20th Century, circa 1933. The pair of antique French PORTIEUX French Milk Glass SIRENE Candlestick Holders are in good condition- One candleholder has had professional restoration: The break in the one candlestick was at the top end, located just below the cup holder for the candle and above the stem at the narrowest part- 2 inches below the top.
The break was a bit uneven but was a clean break. It has been fixed, reattached with glass epoxy, now is virtually invisible save a slight seam, and a minute amount of roughness to the touch. Otherwise, condition status includes losses and flaws from the making, mold lines, cooling lines, normal wear and rubbing, and fretting. Overall, candleholders are sound, having no other chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no other apparent repairs or restorations.
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The item "Pair French PORTIEUX French Milk Glass SIRENE Candlesticks Signed Antique c1933" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Opaque\Milk-White". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.