Candlestick group

1752–58
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1977.655

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White candlestick support edged in gilding in the form of C-scrolls terminatesin a white and gilded foliate bobeche. The support rests against a tree-like stump and is surrounded by flowers and sheaves of wheat. The scroll-decorated base is surmounted by flowers, wheat sheaves, and two figures. To the left of the support is a boy in a nightshirt seated on a bundle of wheat. To the right, seated on a short plinth, is a girl holding sheaves of wheat. Representing Summer.

Inscription

Marks: none

Provenance

By 1924, probably Alfred Hutton, London; 1930, Richard Cushing Paine

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Paine