- c. 1775–1800
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Porcelain, gilt
- Lighting Devices
- 9 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 5 3/8 in. (24.77 × 13.97 × 13.65 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Library, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
Candlesticks are uncommon in Chinese export porcelain, and this example from the Reves Collection appears to be especially rare. It was evidently modeled after mid-18th-century European metal examples. The shape of its "drop-base" is similar to 18th-century English silver and brass samples. However, the flattened central shaft and the double ionic volutes are highly unusual and may stem from the Chinese potter's misinterpretation of or experimentation with the imported pattern.
Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 113.
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