739
739
A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
25,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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739
A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
Estimate
25,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL CANDLESTICKS
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
each with the hollow bell-shaped base rising to a central bulb supporting a large circular dish tray, set to the center with a tall tapering cylindrical neck, surmounted by a small bulbous section below a smaller tray fitted with a metal pricket, decorated in brilliant enamels against a bright turquoise ground with the ribbon-tied 'Eight Auspicious Emblems', all amid stylized lotus blossoms borne on dense scrolling leafy stems, the rims with gilt keyfret bands (2)
Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm
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Catalogue Note

Finely cast and brilliantly enameled, the technique, palette and ornamentation of the present candlesticks are distinctly Qing in style while the form is a clear reference to antiquity in accordance with the decorative trends of the Qianlong period. Such candlesticks would have comprised part of a five-piece altar garniture which would have been employed for religious or ritual ceremonies.

See a complete champlevé enamel set consisting of an incense burner, a pair of vases and a pair of candlesticks, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, published in Enamel Ware in the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Taipei, 1999, pl. 155. See further a cloisonné enamel set from the collection of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, New York, sold in these rooms, 15th March 2016, lot 128. Compare also a pair of champlevé enamel candlesticks of similar form, sold in our London rooms, 6th November 2013, lot 132.

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