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image of Candlestick French 16th Century, probably Saint-Porchaire (Deux-Sevres), or Paris region
French 16th Century (ceramist)
Candlestick, c. 1547/1559
lead-glazed fine earthenware
overall (height): 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.) overall (diameter of base): 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.) gross weight: 707.000 gr
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From the Tour: French Renaissance Ceramics
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1838Du Sommerard, Alexandre and Edmond. Les arts au moyen age. 5 vols. Paris, 1838-1846: 5:241; album 7e série, chap. 16, pl. 34.
1844Brongniart, Alexandre. Traité des arts céramiques. Paris, 1844: 175.
1847Labarte, Jules. Description des objets d'art qui composent la collection Debruge Duménil precedé d'une introduction historique. Paris, 1847: 306.
1850Marryat, Joseph. Collections towards a History of Pottery and Porcelain. London, 1850: 5354, fig. 28; also 2d ed., London, 1857: 108-109, fig. 57.
1850Archaeological Journal 7 (1850): repro. facing 209.
1850Catalogue of Works of Ancient and Mediaeval Art Exhibited at the House of the Society of Arts. Exh. cat. Society of Arts, London, 1850: no. 600, 20.
1851Archaeological Journal 8 (1851): repro. facing 119.
1851De la Motte, Philip. Choice Examples of Art Workmanship Selected from the Exhibition of Ancient and Mediaeval Art at the Society of Arts. London, 1851: 11, repro.
1857Robinson, John Charles. "Ceramic Art." In Art Treasures of the United Kingdom from the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester. Edited by J. B. Waring. London, 1857: pl. 9.
1860Clément de Ris, Louis. "Les faïences de Henri II." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 1st ser. 5 (1860): 46-47, no. 1, repro.
1860Tainturier, Alfred. Notice sur les faïences du XVI siècle dites de Henri II. Paris, 1860: 5, 15, no. 1.
1861Delange/Delange 1861, pl. 19.
1861Robinson, John Charles. Notices of the Principal Works of Art in the Collection of Hollingworth Magniac, Esq. of Colworth. London, 1861: 75, no. 4.
1862South Kensington 1862, no. 1203.
1864Fillon, Benjamin. L'art de terre chez les Poitevins. Niort, 1864: 92, no. 18.
1868King, A.C. Henri Deux Ware: Photographs of twenty examples of this ware chiefly in English collections, with an introductory notice. London (The Arundel Society), 1868: 8, no. 9.
1891Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Faïences de Saint-Porchaire dites de Henri II." In La collection Spitzer: Antiquité, moyen âge, renaissance. 6 vols. Paris, 1890-1892: 2:128.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 69, as c. 1560.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Henri II Ware, Candlestick with masks and cupids.
1975Jestaz 1975, 396, n. 31.
1983Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 204, no. 34, as c. 1555.
1987Schnitzer, Barbara K. "The Sixteenth-Century French Ceramic Ware Called Saint-Porchaire." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1987: 204, no. 67, 207, pl. 32.
1993Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 257-263, color repro. 258.
1996Sturman, Shelley and Barbour, Daphne. "'Saint-Porchaire' Ceramic Bodies." Studies in the History of Art 52 (1996): 79, 87, repro. 78.
1996Barbour, Daphne and Sturman, Shelley. "Introduction." Studies in the History of Art 52 (1996): 12, repro. no. 3.

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