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Lotus Candlestick, shape 1088

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Worcester, England
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (11.4 x 12.4 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of base, transfer printed in black: "[Co. logo]/RdNo27580[in rectangular box]/1088"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.152.221
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. (founded 1751). Lotus Candlestick, shape 1088, ca. 1885. Porcelain, 4 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. (11.4 x 12.4 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Harold S. Keller, 1999.152.221. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1999.152.221_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ivory-bodied porcelain candlestick formed by three lotus flowers tied together with twisted rope around their raised and gilt spotted stems. Central partially open flower acts as nozzle, subsidiary closed bud is decorative and third fully-bloomed flower with gilt veining loops over and rests open as the base, on which clings a small frog.
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    Lotus Candlestick, shape 1088