A rare blue and white candlestick 明代万历时期稀有青花烛台,大明万历年制款


5.000 - 8.000


5 December 2023


Wanli mark and possibly of the period
Molded in three tiers: a bell-shaped base with a spherical top and four pierced openings, a broad octagonal drip tray, and a slender column surmounted by a smaller drip tray.
Intricately painted in cobalt blue, featuring various patterns with flowers, cranes, precious objects, and waves.
(stained frits)

Height: 24,3 cm


Asian Art

Additional Information

A nearly identical candlestick is held in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, as depicted in 'Porcelain of the National Palace Museum - Blue and white ware of the Ming Dynasty - Book 4,' Cafa Company Limited, Hong Kong, 1963, pp. 50-51.

Closed Auction