Aluminium and Brass Brutalist Style Candleholder by David Marshall (Circa 1970s)
Aluminium and brass candleholder by David Marshall (circa 1970s). This candleholder appears to be inspired by Gaudi in that it seems imperfect or irregular. Therein lies its beauty. Like branches emanating from a tree the candle stems grow according to nature's laws rather than man's. The piece derives its stability from its weightiness; its charms are both visual and tactile. The maker's mark is impressed on the aluminium surface on the base. The bottom of the base's trademark leather cover with maker's logo is worn. Overall this piece is in very good vintage condition with characterful marks consistent with fabrication, age and usage.
About the Artist: More than fifty years ago, attracted by the climate, light and magnificent scenery David Marshall left his native Scotland, settled in southern Spain and commenced his artistic career. Inspired by the mountainous surroundings and all the detritus of nature – David developed a thriving design business working with institutional and private clients worldwide. His metal works from the 1970s have become iconic and are now seriously collectible pieces.
W 30.5 cm
H 25 cm
D 8 cm