Wall Light

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

Object Place: China for export


Height: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, later gilt-bronze candle branches

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)


Asia, Europe



Wall light in the Régence style, shaped and molded with foliage, strapwork and birds in red, green, blue, lavender, black and gold, the center with a woman holding a flaming torch aloft in her left and and a second torch lowered in her right. The two-branch candle holder is probably a later addition.


Until 1979, Kathryn Bache Miller (b. 1896 – d. 1979), New York; April 17 -19, 1980, Miller estate sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, New York, lot 1179, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

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