Marguerite double-faced candle holder produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, circa 1900. Marguerite is the beautiful young maiden used to tantalize Dr. Faustus in the medieval legend wherein the alchemist Faustus "sells his soul" to the Devil, otherwise known as Mephistopheles. Faustus is entranced by the vision Mephistopheles offers, but when he finally meets the real Marguerite, she initially rejects Faustus, all the while secretly loving him. This tale has been adapted throughout the centuries by many poets, playwrights and musicians such as Marlow, Liszt and Mann. The Marguerite candle holder is a pair with a Mephistopheles candle holder. The English registration number 294064 on the bottom dates the design to 1897.