Candlestick

DATE:
c. 1775–1800
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain, enameled
CLASSIFICATION:
Lighting Devices
DIMENSIONS:
10 3/4 × 6 1/4 × 6 3/8 in. (27.31 × 15.88 × 16.19 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Grand Salon, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.897

General Description

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 and is closely related to silver and gilt bronze candlesticks made in France and Germany between 1750 and 1775.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 113.

Web Resources

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