Pair of famille rose rococo chamber sticks with branch and leaf handles, each candle holder modelled as a flowerhead with pink and yellow petals supported on a large open vine leaf with red berries, all on a raised rectangular plinth with underglaze-blue recessed panels moulded with gilt interlinked scrolls.

6 7/8 inches, 17.1 cm high.

Qianlong, circa 1750.

With later silver drip pans.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of Roger Boutemy, Paris.
  • Another example from the collection of Roger Boutemy is illustrated by Michel Beurdeley in Porcelain of the East India Companies, no. 96, p. 170.
  • Only two others are recorded and are illustrated by William Motley in the Cohen & Cohen exhibition catalogue Tiptoe Through the Tulipières, 2008, no. 34, p. 51, and back cover, where the author notes the design is taken from either French faience or silver.