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Candlestick - Fox and the Grapes

Fox and the Grapes

  • Object:

    Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    1789-1792 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Flight's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.1129-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 15, shelf 4

Physical description

Candlestick of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. In the form of a tree trunk with lopped branches and a vine with grapes, and entwined round it at the foot is a fox. Oval base painted in gold. Foliate pattern in gold at the edge.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

1789-1792 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Flight's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

A crescent below 'Flight' below a crown
Painted in orange

Dimensions

Height: 32.1 cm, Width: 17.8 cm maximum at base

Descriptive line

Candlestick of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Thomas Flight's factory, Worcester, 1789-1792.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Gilded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Vine; Branches; Tree; Fox; Grapes; Foliate

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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