Pair of ‘Girl in a Swing’ St James’s Figural Candlesticks emblematic of Water and Earth


Extremely Rare Pair of ‘Girl in a Swing’ St. James’s white candlestick figures modelled as a Fisherman and Companion, she in a bodice tied with a ribbon and flowing dress, holding an oval basket, he in frock-coat, shirt and breeches and holding a fish, each standing before a tree applied with leaves.

Circa 1750

Dimensions:  20.5 cms and 21 cms high.

Provenance: Lady Shelley – Rolls Collection

Rous Lench Collection

Exhibited: English Ceramic Circle (1977) No 211

Coloured pair from the Simon Goldblatt collection (1956) now in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

cf: Lane and Charleston ‘Girl in a Swing Porcelain and Chelsea’, E.C.C. Transaction, Vol. 5, pt. 3, pp. 141 and 142 and pl. 130 for a pair of groups emblematic of air and water of which the two standing figures as seen in this pair are components, also p. 131C for engraving after Jacopo Amigoni from which the fisherman is derived.

Stock No. 193

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