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Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1736-1795 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir William Garth

  • Museum number:

    C.401-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 3

Physical description

Pricket-candlestick of porcelain, with inverted bell-shaped bases and wide grease-pans. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue with stylised lotuses and scrolling foliage; border of 'stiff-leaves' cresting, rope pattern and cloud scrolls.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1736-1795 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Marks and inscriptions

'da ming Chenghua nian zhi' in underglaze blue
Made in the Chenghua period of the great Ming dynasty

Object history note

Part of an altar set consisting of an incense burner, two vases and two pricket-candlesticks (C.397 to 401-1920). From a Daoist temple in Beijing.

Descriptive line

Pricket-candlestick, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue, China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (with Chenghua mark)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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