candlestick

manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848);  after a model by: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710); 

circa 1765-circa 1768
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Description
candlestick, dog reaching up to a cat perched high in a tree, with encrusted with flowers, and original sconces (possibly a fable). Not a pair. This pair is taken from a Meissen prototype. the English factories initially copied their pieces, until the Seven Year war involving Prussia (with which England was allied). Meissen's production slowed down, and the English factories developed their own style. The English liked figures as candlesticks to decorate their tables in contrast to the European custom of figures only. The colours were so soft they were meant to be used for candlelight because the flickering light enhanced the colours.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
after a model by: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710)
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1765-circa 1768
Media description
soft paste porcelain
Measurements
a: 230 x dia 110 mm
b: 222 x dia 110 mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A0675

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