Chinese collection

Item LL 6730

Accession no: LL 6730
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Candleholder
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille noire style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 44.2 cm, DB. 17.5 cm

Description: Candleholder in the form of a young Black female; candle holder missing. The figure wears a short pleated skirt in three tiers, which is enamelled on the biscuit in yellow, aubergine, green, and white with scroll and jewel designs. The rest of the figure is enamelled in black, except for the eyes, mouth, nails, waistband, armlets, collar, ankle-bands, and bandolier of jewels, which are gilt and red. Star-shaped ornaments on the forehead. The quality of the ware inferior and enamels dull. Base, an oblong rectangular plinth with lozenge design in front and prunus flowers on the sides, and black landscape at the back.

Provenance
Bought from Frank Partridge, 9 August 1916, ₤550; for Hulme Art Gallery; LLAG Invoice file No. 66.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 387.