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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1995.84
  • Catalogue No.: 364
  • Object type: Candlestick
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 48.0 cm
  • Provenance: Story Fund
  • Description: Tripod candlestick. Modelled with a tiger reaching for a coiled dragon, with bamboo and prunus in high relief. Red, yellow, pink, green, aubergine, brown and black enamels. Brown rocks at base "where candlestick meets tripod from which grow bamboo, mainly brown, and prunus flowers, highlighted with red and gold with red and green berries. Red, green and black clouds above tiger and around dragon. Two red circles around rim. Underside of legs matt black, the base decorated with elaborate formalised peony motifs on red ground, each one extending onto the legs. A section missing from the top.
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