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Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1756-1758 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain with modelled and applied decoration, painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by D. M. Currie

  • Museum number:

    C.375-1921

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Candlestick of soft-paste porcelain with modelled and applied decoration, painted with enamels and gilded. Round the nozzle are sprays of growing flowers in applied relief and painted. The middle of the stem is modelled in the form of a dove-cote with a thatched roof and small windows with birds. The dove-cote and lower part of the stem are entwined with a branch with flowers and leaves in applied relief and colours. Round the triangular foot are hens, a cock, chicks, ducks, a sheaf of corn, piles of wood and horse-shoes, all modelled in the round and painted with enamels. The moulding are picked out in gilt.

Place of Origin

Chelsea (made)

Date

ca. 1756-1758 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain with modelled and applied decoration, painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor
In gold

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Candlestick of soft-paste porcelain with modelled and applied decoration, painted with enamels and gilded, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, ca. 1756-1758.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Modelled; Gilded; Applied

Subjects depicted

Cocks; Dovecote; Horse shoe; Ducks; Wood; Flowers; Birds; Hens; Chicks; Leaves; Corn

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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