National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
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
Widener Collection
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From the Tour: French Renaissance Ceramics
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Conservation Notes

The white body is impressed with decoration in a clay that shows through the glaze as brown verging on black. The candlestick is entirely covered in a somewhat crackled transparent glaze which has a green cast where it is pooled inside the recess for the candle. The design is heightened with touches of green, orange-brown, purple-brown, and blue-black. The candlestick is broken and repaired above the central swelling ridge with floriated bosses; otherwise it is virtually intact, with only minor repairs. Some cracking of the applied ornament has occurred in the kiln. There is a loose fragment rattling inside the stem.

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