Sarreguemines, French. Majolica ceramic candlestick in the form of a monkey in a top hat perched atop a book stamped "Darwin," late 19th century. The tail of the monkey forms the handle while the top hat is open for the candle. Stamped along the underside and additionally numbered "V1213 / 227 / 01 / 9."Height: 7 1/4 in x width: 4 in x depth: 6 in.
No visible chips, cracks, losses, or repairs. Some light wear throughout, consistent with age and use. Some dirt and dust accumulated in the recessed areas of the work. Some crazing to the glaze throughout, particularly along the hat.
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