A PAIR OF CHINESE 'FAMILLE-ROSE' PORCELAIN XI WANGMU CANDLESTICK FIGURES, CIRCA 1750
Each maiden modelled standing holding a vase-shaped candle sconce on a shaped rock work base, accompanied by a deer holding a double-gourd around its neck, their robes predominantly a subtle shade of iron-red, with 'famille-rose' floral sprays, yellow collars and skirts, their faces with delicate flesh tones washed in salmon-pink.
|Literature||Xi Wangmu, the Queen mother of the West, was the wife of the Jade Emperor, associated with Taoism, believed to be the dispenser of prosperity, longevity and eternal bliss. She is often represented holding a peach and/or accompanied by a deer. The double g|
|Condition||Minor restoration to extremities|