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D2138. Pair of Polychrome Candlesticks

Delft, circa 1770

Each marked with an axe in blue for De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Axe) factory

Both modeled as a brown tree trunk growing from a domed red, yellow and manganese dotted foot molded with yellow and iron-red shells, a colorful blossom and two green leaves, and surmounted by a candleholder encircled by several layers of green leaves and four yellow fruits.

Heights: 26.4 and 27.3 cm. (10.4 and 10.7 in.)

Provenance:

Alex Huisman Antiquaire, The Hague, and bearing the original label;
Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam;
The H.C. Bout Collection, Belgium

Literature:

Illustrated and described in exh. cat. Oude Kunst- en Antiekbeurs Delft, 1975, p. 86

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