• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 282

    A BOW WHITE 'LIZARD' CANDLESTICK

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A BOW WHITE 'LIZARD' CANDLESTICK
    CIRCA 1750
    After a blanc-de-chine Dehua original, modelled as a central tapering column applied with a swirling dragon terminating in a lotus drip-pan, on three stylised animal-mask and paw feet, fitted with a tôle peinte branch terminating in a foliate nozzle and with three white flowers
    8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) high overall


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    For a similar pair in the Collection of Geoffrey Freeman, see A. Gabszewicz and G. Freeman, Bow Porcelain, London 1982, p. 39, fig. 33 and A. Gabszewicz, Made at New Canton, London 2000, p. 42, no. 29.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Acquired from Stockspring Antiques, London.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the three flowers are not made by the Bow factory.