Here is a remarkable pair of candleholders for the nighttime bedroom (or for making your way safely down the hallway to the nighttime bedroom). They’re a decorative delight. Each is about five inches across and shows a profusion of colorful primrose and other spring flowers in delicate china. Single candleholders are rare enough, but finding a pair is very much out of the ordinary. Also interesting are the handles. Normally, chamber candlesticks from this period have a simple ring handle, but these continue the plant theme with handles formed as branches. This type of English ware, made with encrusted flowers in imitation of Dresden porcelains, is usually known collectively as “Coalbrookdale.” They are usually unmarked and many manufacturers are known to have made them, including Rockingham, Minton, Spode, Bevington, Chamberlain, etc. Some of the petals here have been professionally repaired so that this pair displays perfectly. One shows some wear to the gilding on the base.
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