London, South Kensington
2 December 2009
A BOW WHITE 'LIZARD' CANDLESTICK
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
Acquired from Stockspring Antiques, London.
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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.
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Please note that the three flowers are not made by the Bow factory.
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