Two blue and white candlesticks Kangxi, circa 1700

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Lot 8
Two blue and white candlesticks
Kangxi, circa 1700

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,800 - 10,000
Two blue and white candlesticks
Kangxi, circa 1700
Each moulded with a domed octagonal stand and a tall stem in imitation of a brass original, painted around the cylindrical sconce with three individual flowers, each face of the base alternately painted with a single bloom and stylised flowers emerging from rock work (small chips).
The taller: 15.5cm (6in) high. ((2).).

Footnotes

  • These candlesticks were made specially to order for the European market as they are utterly non-Chinese in concept. They probably copied the shapes of European brass or silver candlesticks. Cylindrical nozzles were much more common than the square nozzle, as these were much easier to clean after the candle had burnt down. A similar pair with a square nozzle was sold in these Rooms, 8 June 2004, lot 223, and is now in a major American museum collection.
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