Wall Light

Chinese for export
Qing dynasty (Qianlong)
about 1740
Possibly after Cornelis Pronk (Dutch, 1691–1759)

Object Place: China for export


Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration; later silver-gilt candle branches

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)


Asia, Europe



Wall light of cartouche-shape, in the Régence taste, similarly but more simply molded and decorated, the center with a phoenix rising from gilded flames beneath sun rays. Later silver-gilt candle branches.


By June 1970, William Redford, London (dealer); June 17, 1970, sold by William Redford to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York [see note 1]; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

[1] The Pfluegers purchased this set of two wall lights from William Redford at the Antique Dealers' Fair, Grosvenor House, London.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger