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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Date Made:ca. 1750
Materials:ceramic: hard-paste porcelain; underglaze cobalt blue decoration
Place Made:China; Jingdezhen
Accession Number:  HD 2014.20.4.1
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Compton Allyn

One of a pair of candlesticks composed of Chinese export porcelain based on silver originals of ca. 1740-1750; decorated in underglaze blue enamel, nozzel or candle cup has blue flowers, shaft has diamond diapering and flowers, the scalloped shaped base is decorated with an aquatic scene of a pagoda on one side with pine tree, boat, and rocks, and a house, the edge of the base has a repeating border of carnation and scroll, the edge of the base is slightly notched or crenalated, on the base of one stick - are modern paper labels "Allyn/10b" and "76017/(2); the base of the other stick is broken and restored; the paper labels on the base read, " Allyn/10A" and "76017/(1)"


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