A large amber-coloured glazed terracotta candlestick
Tang dynasty, 618-907, China
唐代, 618-907, 中國
Height: 34cm, 13.39 inches
The ribbed shaft bears a shallow saucer and socket into which the candle is placed. The shaft in turn rests on a wider saucer over a high flaring foot. Earthenware body is covered in an amber coloured lead glaze with dark speckles and a fine crackle. The bottom is left unglazed revealing the whitish clay body.
Tseng, H. and Dart, R. P. (1964) ‘The Charles B. Hoyt Collection’, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston- plate 62, see a similar example but with straw glaze.
Watson, W. (1984) ‘Tang and Liao ceramics’. London: Thames and Hudson- page 72, figure 42, see a similar example but with sancai glaze.