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An image of Birds in branches' candlestick [one of a pair] by Derby
Alternate image of Birds in branches' candlestick [one of a pair] by Derby Alternate image of Birds in branches' candlestick [one of a pair] by Derby

Derby

(England 1750 – )

Title
Birds in branches' candlestick [one of a pair]
Year
circa 1765-circa 1770
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

23.8 x 15.0 x 10.2 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.127
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Candlesticks of comparable design were also produced at Bow at the same period. This example has the typical Derby patch marks. The candlestick is held by a looped branch at the back which has a thumb-rest in the form of a small shell. See also L2012.118.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 68 (colour illus., detail), 72 (colour illus.). cat.no. 84