Pair of candlesticks

Manufactory Vienna
Factory director Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier period Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 538

The design of these candlesticks, with a baluster-shaped stem rising from a low domed base, was one of the most common in earlyeighteenth-century Europe and was taken from examples in silver. It is unclear whether the two candlesticks were made as part of a table or toilet service or to accompany a desk set. Few porcelain candlesticks survive, largely because of the fragility of the medium.

Pair of candlesticks, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain, Austrian, Vienna

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