31 March 2008
A VOLKSTEDT CHAMBER CANDLESTICK
CIRCA 1775, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARK
Of tapering cylindrical form with a scroll handle, painted in puce with classical figures within oval panels surmounted by ribbon-tied myrtle branches and bouquets, outlined in silver, supported on a cylindrical base moulded with square panels of flowerheads on four bun feet (stained hairline cracks to rims and base, one foot cracked with associated small chip to base, rubbing to silver)
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
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