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Object Name Candlestick
Catalog Number 1947.13.2
Date ca. 1870
Material(s) Ceramic;
Dimensions H-8 W-5 D-3 inches
Description This is a pair of ceramic candlesticks. Part (a) depicts a man in an 18th century frock coat, waistcoat and tricorne hat sitting on a bench that appears to be growing out of two trees. His clothing is done in shades of brown and cream. His pants have blue flowers with brown leaves on both legs.The man has basket next to him on the bench and in his left hand he is holding a small bouquet of flowers. The trunks of the two trees form the candle holders. About halfway up the trunk of each tree is a pink rose. The candle holders have attached bobaches. The cups for holding the candles have an embossed floral design on the bottom. The other candle holder shows an 18th century maiden wearing a skirt with the same pattern as the man's pants. She is wearing a bonnet and also has a basket sitting next to her on the bench. The rest of the candleholder is the same including the roses halfway up the tree trunks. Both pieces are done in shades of brown and cream.
Notes There is no provenance other than donor information.
Collection John Coffelder Collection
Subjects Candlesticks
Ceramic industries
Ceramics
Search Terms England
Ceramics
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS