Chinese collection

Item LL 9515
Pair of figures - LL 9514 and LL 9515

Accession no: LL 9515
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Pricket candlestick
Materials: Jade
Place made: China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, 18th Century
Measurements: H. 26.7 cm

Description: Pricket candlestick, one of a pair (to LL 9514), with saucer-shaped trays on three cloud-scroll feet. Insides of the tray is a tortoise and snake, and on the back of the tortoise a crane standing with outspread wings supporting the pricket, which has a small grease-tray attached. The feet of the crane are damaged and fixed by metal. The saucer is craved inside with wave pattern, and outside with a band of stiff petals. Mottled green jade, clouded in parts with grey.

Provenance
A. W. Stiff Collection; his sale, Christie, 25 July 1916, lot 94, purchased by Frank Partridge & Sons for Lever, £30.9s.0d (for a pair). Originally bought for the Hulme Hall. LLAG Invoice file No. 67.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford. Ltd., 1928, No. 786. S. C. Nott, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1936 (reprinted 1962), Plate XCI.