This is a candleholder Martin bought in a junk shop in Porto last year. It’s quite cheap, and clearly salvage from a catholic church somewhere, but not shating my squeamishness about catholic regalia, he insisted on it.
The junk shop was quite something, packed with rubbish, but holding some interesting finds. We battled a bit, because the old woman who ran it spoke no English, but she managed French, as did I, so we bought forks, of all things, and a few other knickknacks, and this candle holder. It lives on the mantelpiece, and that’s the startlingly-textured wallpaper of the living room behind it. Yet another example of the interesting wallpapers of this house.