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International Decorative Art

Castor & Pollux Candlesticks

Castor & Pollux Candlesticks

Design Date
1975

Designer
Salvador Dalí (1904–1989, Spanish)

Media
chrome-plated bronze

Dimensions
Castor: 11 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, Pollux: 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Salvador Dalí is best known for his surreal paintings like Persistence of Memory, which features melting clocks. A different kind of melting (that of candle wax) is associated with the chrome plated bronze candlesticks Castor and Pollux, named for twin brothers of Greek myth. The candlesticks are in a modern cubist style and are signed by Dalí.

Not currently on view

Markings
Lower side impressed,"CASTOR" or "POLLUX" and "488/2000" with "Salvador Dalí" signature on adjacent side

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2007.0644

Other Modern works