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Candlestick group

1752–58

Made at Chelsea Manufactory, England, active 1745-1769 English


Dimensions

29.7 x 17.2 cm (11 11/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1977.652

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics , Porcelain

White chandlestick support edged in gilding in the form of C-scrolls terminates in a white and gilded foliate bobeche. The support rests against a tree-like stump and is surrounded by garlands of leaves and flowers. The scroll-decorated base is surmounted by leaves and flowers and two figures. To the left of the support is a boy on a rocky ledge holding garlands of flowers. To the right, seated on a short plinth, is a girl with outstretched arms. Representing Spring.

Inscription

Marks: red anchor

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Paine