Year of the Ox
Chateau Lafite anyone?
This is one of a pair of “sculptures” in the shape of candlesticks either side of the main path to Waddesden Manor, a National Trust property in Bucks formerly the country home of the Rothschilds. Of course the Rothchilds are famous for being rich, but also for owning vineyards in Bordeaux producing Chateau Lafite wine. Hence the sculptures, each made of over 1000 magnums of Lafite Rothschild wine. I guess it was a tough job for someone to drain over 2000 magnums so the designer could create the sculptures, but someone had to do it...