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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Candelabrum

ca. 1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Five-branched candelabrum of porcelain painted in turquoise-blue and gilded. In the form of two boys formed from the waist downwards as fishes, entwined together and supporting over their shoulder four curved branches richly moulded with scrolls and foliations all picked out in gold and turquoise-blue. The middle branch is similarly decorated and below the nozzle is a pear-shaped knob painted with a bird in a panel reserved on a turquoise-blue ground.


Object details
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Object type
Materials and techniques
Porcelain painted in turquoise-blue, moulded and gilded
Brief description
Five-branched candelabrum of porcelain painted in turquoise-blue and gilded, Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1870.
Physical description
Five-branched candelabrum of porcelain painted in turquoise-blue and gilded. In the form of two boys formed from the waist downwards as fishes, entwined together and supporting over their shoulder four curved branches richly moulded with scrolls and foliations all picked out in gold and turquoise-blue. The middle branch is similarly decorated and below the nozzle is a pear-shaped knob painted with a bird in a panel reserved on a turquoise-blue ground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 66cm
  • Width: 30.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
Phillips and Pearce and Minton, with a globe (Printed in brown)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Henry Louis Florence, Esq.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.1236-1917

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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