Chinese porcelain candlestick figures, ladies children & birds, Qianglong, c.1780 c. 1780

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  • Chinese porcelain candlestick figures, ladies children & birds, Qianglong, c.1780
  • Chinese porcelain candlestick figures, ladies children & birds, Qianglong, c.1780
  • Chinese porcelain candlestick figures, ladies children & birds, Qianglong, c.1780

Description

Rare pair of Chinese porcelain candlestick figures, each modelled as a maiden holding a red vase-shaped candle sconce, a seated child at her side holding a turquoise parrot, their clothing coloured in green & red ground with with gilt flowers, her coat with famille rose flowerheads and a fine collar of peacock feathers, the whole set on an octagonal slab base coloured in turquoise with red edge.  

Qianglong, circa 1780

Condition: some small areas of restoration, including: hairpiece, candle sconce, bird beak on one figure

References: Various collection labels, including The Fraser Collection, BADA export seal, John Sparks of 128 Mount Street W, London.

Provenance; as above, from an old Australian family collection put together between the wars in London.

Price: $22,000.00

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