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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    China (north China, made)

  • Date:

    1368-1644 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed stoneware

  • Museum number:

    C.730-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

Physical description

Candlestick, in the form of a divinity mounted on a lion, of buff stoneware with crackled white glaze. The lion crouches on its haunches and has one fore-paw resting on a brocaded ball. The figure on its back supports with uplifted arms, a bowl in the form of a lotus-flower. Rectangular base.

Place of Origin

China (north China, made)

Date

1368-1644 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed stoneware

Dimensions

Height: 21.6 cm, Width: 14.3 cm

Object history note

Purchased, £10 for the pair [C.730&A-1909].

Descriptive line

Candlestick, buff stoneware with white glaze, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Production Note

from label

Materials

Stoneware; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers; Lion; Deities

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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