Francisco Flores Small Ceramic Candlestick

$ 200.00
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Trees of life are a traditional Mexican object usually with a tree trunk and several branches and candle holders on top. They usually contain images of Christianity such as Adam and Eve, nativity scenes or the crucifixion flanked by angels and flowers. But not always! Sometimes they have saints, animals, birds, local fiestas and flowers as inspiration. They are used during special holidays and celebrations as candleholders and originally were given as gifts to young newlyweds to bring fertility. 

This single candleholder was most likely made by Francisco Flores in the 60's or 70's. I purchased it at the same time I bought a large tree of life that was made by Francisco Flores. I think I've had these in my folk art collection for about 20 years. I bought it from a reputable dealer in Patzcuaro, Michoacán.  It is colorful but faded and is in excellent condition for the age of the piece. 

$35.99 is a deposit against the full charge of shipping to your destination.  If you have any questions, please inquire before purchasing. It can be picked up in Minneapolis, at 54th and Nicollet. 

state of origin:  Acatlán, Puebla
dimensions:  approx 7.5" tall by 6" wide

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