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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE LARGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES OF COURT LADIES, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG / QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1735

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE LARGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES OF COURT LADIES, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG / QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1735

A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE LARGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES OF COURT LADIES, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG / QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1735

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FAMILLE-ROSE LARGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES OF COURT LADIES, QING DYNASTY, YONGZHENG / QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1735


each modeled standing holding a vase-form candleholder, on a high pierced rectangular base, the robes boldly painted in blue and yellow with touches of pink and black, over an iron-red and gilt underskirt

height 14 7/8 in.; 37.8 cm

Lady with vase on right hand: the edges of the base restored, likely concealing minor frits and minor chips. A triangular section of the base measuring approx. 1 1/8 in. filled.

Lady with vase on left hand: the vase is a later replacement with a U shaped section missing, as seen in the catalogue illustration. The left hand and right palm and thumb restored with associated overpaint.

Both with overpaint to the hair, likely concealing flaked enamels. The edges of the bases with some areas of restoration, likely concealing frits. The bottom edge of the dress with iron-red enamels touched up on both. Overall with minor firing imperfections.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


A pair of figures of boys, of similar size and raised on similarly pierced bases and bearing candleholders of the same shape, is illustrated in Michael Cohen and William Motley, Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Reigate 2008, pp. 92-3, no. 4.7.