How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask rarewares Your Own Question

rarewares
rarewares, Other
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 7261
Experience:  Appraiser
68269273
Type Your Appraisals Question Here...
rarewares is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Our Pastor found these candle holders in our Church and I

Customer Question

Our Pastor found these candle holders in our Church and I would like to know the era and history of them.
Thanks
********
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  rarewares replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. Please add pictures of them and of any marks on the bottom by using the Add Files feature that should be on your screen.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will send pics.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could not find markings.
Expert:  rarewares replied 11 months ago.

These are 1980's era altar candle holders made of a plated metal. I can tell this by the lack of tarnish and by the construction. These would have been produced by a company that sells religious items in bulk to churches and these are not made by a unique or important maker in this case. This is why I asked about any marks. The lack of marks indicates that these were mass produced for this niche reliquary market. This does not mean that they have no value, however. This (I am assuming it is a pair) set of candle sticks has a value of $350 to $400.00.

It is important that you click the stars after you have read my answer.

Expert:  rarewares replied 11 months ago.

I see that you have read my answer. Was there anything else about this set that you needed to know? If not, I would appreciate you clicking the stars to rate me.

Related Appraisals Questions