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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in colours and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Captain H. B. Murray

  • Museum number:

    C.2582-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 14, shelf 6

Physical description

Candlestick in porcelain painted in colours and gilded. In the form of a figure of a young woman clasping a scrolled branch-like candle socket which emanates from a pedestal. She is dressed in a feathered hat, bodice and petticoat with a gilt flower pattern, an upper skirt which she holds up full of flowers. Rocky base edged with rococo scrollwork and covered with applied flowers.

Place of Origin

Chelsea (made)

Date

ca. 1765 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in colours and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm, Width: 10.5 cm base

Object history note

One of a pair with C.2581-1910.

Descriptive line

Candlestick in porcelain painted in colours and gilded, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, ca. 1765

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Foliated; Scrolls; Woman; Scrollwork

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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