Chinese collection

Item LL 6131

Accession no: LL 6131
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) or 19th Century
Measurements: H. 40.5 cm, DB. 26 cm

Description: Candleholder in the form of a young Black female, holding in her right hand a horn. She 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. Ear-rings mounted with pearls hang in the ears. Star-shaped ornaments on the forehead. The figure stands on a leaf-shaped base which is painted with landscape and formal borders in famille verte enamels on the biscuit and mounted in metal.

S. E. Kennedy Collection; his sale, Christie, 21 June 1916, lot 80, purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever, £1000; for Hulme Hall.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art , London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 386.