Q&A on Collecting: Candleholder lights up collector
Anne McCollam answers readers’ questions about their antiques.
Q: This is a photo of an ornate porcelain candleholder that is decorated with a cherub surrounded by pink flowers and green and gold vines. He is holding an egg in one hand. The overall height is 10 inches. The word “Germany” is marked on the bottom along with blue double crossed lines. I purchased it at a house sale approximately 30 years ago, and, if I remember correctly, I paid $8. It is in mint condition. I always thought it was pretty, and now I wonder if it is of any value.
A: Your figural candleholder is an example of Meissen-style porcelain. The crossed lines mark is similar to those used by Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, Germany. A number of...
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