Chinese collection

Item LL 6765
two figures - LL 6765 and LL 6766

Accession no: LL 6765
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Candleholder
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration in famille rose
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong (1736-1795 AD)
Measurements: H. 40.5 cm, DB. 12.5 cm

Description: Candleholder, one of a pair (to LL 6766), designed as figures of women, holding decorated vases in right and left hands respectively. Painted in famille rose enamels with gilding. Black hair dressed to points at back and tied with bow in front. White dress closely patterned with small pink rose sprays, inset with large gilt medallions of green lotus scrolls with red flowers, and edged with narrow red borders drawn in gold; over this, a large coral red sash tied with ribbon; white underskirt with similar medallions, band of lotus scroll-work and bats in red.

A. W. Stiff Collection; his sale, Christie's, 25 July 1916, lot 57, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £29.8s.; by whom gifted the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.