Italian or Spanish Louis XIV Period
Pair of Portapalme Urns in Copper and Brass
Early 18th C.
Cast copper and brass with urn bases and roses and vines with delicate bows, incredibly crafted, these portapalme were particularly in Italian and Italianate churches, the utilization of a kind of ornamental object that sits between the altar candlesticks in the way reliquaries often do. These objects take various shapes and forms but amount to a kind of stylized looking floral arrangement.