A Derby porcelain Chamber Candlestick, circa 1810
This Derby porcelain chamber candlestick is finely painted with three groups of shells, a sea urchin, red coral and seaweed, surrounded by trailing gilt foliage and scrolled ornament. The ring handle is also picked out with tiny branches of red coral. Gilt foliage also appears on the urn-shaped nozzle, and both the wax pan and the nozzle are decorated with gilt bands and lines.
Traces of a Derby red crown and crossed batons mark to the underside of the wax pan.
Condition: The painted and gilded decoration is in excellent order with only light wear to the gilt band around the nozzle edge and also the wax pan rim. The ring handle has been professionally reattached with some associated regilding. No other restoration or overpainting, and no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: Height 6 cm
Derby Porcelain 1748-1848, John Twitchett (Antique Collectors’ Club, 2002).