Offered for sale is an extraordinary pair of 18th century Bow porcelain candlesticks. The front is decorated with a mythical plumed bird sporting a long neck standing on a Rococo base. The candlesticks are embellished with meandering vines festooned with encrusted florets.
The Bow Porcelain Factory existed in England in the middle part of the 18th century and rivaled the Chelsea Factory, both being some of the first porcelain producers in Great Britain. They copied Japanese pieces in the Kakiemon style. The factory dissolved in 1776 and what remained was sold to William Duesbury, with all molds and implements transferred to Derby.
The candlesticks are in remarkably good condition with some firing flaws to the underside and several chips found on the flowers due to their considerable age. For the collector of truly English antique porcelain, these are a treasure.
Size: 10 ½” Height.
18th C. Pair of English Bow Porcelain Candlesticks