An 18th Century Chinese Export Blue and White Porcelain Candle Stick, Qianlong c.1750 – 1760. The European Silver Shape is Decorated with Peony and Various Borders. The Base is Painted with Two Figures Crossing a Stone Bridge with Buildings Including a Pagoda Among Pine Trees.
In very good condition. A area of fritting to the top rim with resultant loss of the brown iron-oxide dressing c.12 x 2 mm. The candle stick leans to one side.
Although not from the Nanking Cargo, the style of painting on this candle stick is very close to pieces from wreck of 1752. The use of a glaze with a strong blue hue and the subject matter on the base also relate to the pieces recovered from the wreck of the Geldermalsen (Nanking Cargo).