Chinese collection

pair of objects - LL 5902 and LL 5903

Accession no: LL 5903
Object type: Cloisonné
Name: Pricket candlestick
Materials: Cloisonné enamel
Place made: Beijing (Peking), China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 21.3 cm, DB. 12.7 cm

Description: Pricket candlestick, one of a pair (to LL 5902), with terraced foot, gourd-shaped stem, saucer-shaped tray, vase-shaped neck, and cup with pricket, , a sharp metal spike, to support the candle. Designs in cloisonné enamel in a turquoise-blue ground; bands of floral arabesques and borders of key fret pattern.

Sir Trevor Lawrence collection; his sale, Christie's, 31 May 1916, lot 431, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £26.5s. (for a pair, LL 5902 and LL 5903); by whom gifted to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 872.