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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Plymouth (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Smoke-stained glazed hard-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:689-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 12, shelf 4

Physical description

Candlestick, of smoke-stained glazed hard-paste porcelain, formed as a figure of a gardener with flowers standing in front of a tree on a high pedestal covered with applied flowers and supported on symmetrical rococo scrolled feet; he carries a plant in a flower pot under his right arm, and the trunk of the tree forms a support for the candle nozzle, which is missing

Place of Origin

Plymouth (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Plymouth Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Smoke-stained glazed hard-paste porcelain

Dimensions

Height: 24.4 cm

Object history note

The brownish colour is the result of smoke-staining during firing.
One of a pair of candlesticks with 414:689/A-1885 (Sch. I 685A)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber purchased the pair from Captain Lee's sale, Christie's, for £19 8 shillings 6 pence in June 1873.

Descriptive line

Candlestick, of smoke-stained glazed hard-paste porcelain, formed as a figure of a gardener with flowers standing in front of a tree on a high pedestal covered with applied flowers and supported on symmetrical rococo scrolled feet, Plymouth Porcelain Factory, ca. 1770

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Man; Flowers; Gardener

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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