A pair of famille verte 'foreigner' candlesticks Kangxi (2)
Lot 293
A pair of famille verte 'foreigner' candlesticks
Kangxi
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 21,738) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Lady 女士藏品
A pair of famille verte 'foreigner' candlesticks
Kangxi
Each modelled as a squatting dark-skinned foreigner raising a quatrefoil basin containing a pricket holder over his head, wearing a tunic intricately decorated with lotus scrolls and chrysanthemums, the face with bushy eyebrows and beard and large bulging eyes, the pedestal decorated on three sides with florets reserved on a lattice ground, and on the back with bamboo and prunus. 31cm (12in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清康熙 五彩胡人獻寶燭臺 一對

    Provenance: an Italian private collection

    來源: 意大利私人收藏

    A very similar pair of 'blackamoor' candlesticks mounted in gilt-bronze as a candelabra, Kangxi, acquired by King George IV, is in the British Royal collection and illustrated by J.Ayers, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Vol.I, London, 2016, pp.258-259, nos.548-549. Another similar pair of famille verte candlesticks, Kangxi, is illustrated by W.Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics, New Heaven, 2012, p.452, pl.249.

    A very similar pair of famille verte candlesticks in the form of foreigners, Kangxi, was sold at at Sotheby's London, 13 May 2015, lot 382.
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