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Candlestick in the form of a peacock

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Peacock made at the Meissen manufactory, ca. 1730, and mounted in Paris in gilt bronze and porcelain flowers made at the Chantilly manufactory. A hard-paste porcelain peacock stands upon a porcelain base, flanked by a tree#NAME? oise, and shades of brown and black. Attached (with a single...

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Marks: Caduceus mark in underglaze blue on underside of porcelain base

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

French (Paris), about 1730–40

Object Place



23 x 13 x 9.8 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard- and soft-paste porcelain, gilt bronze mounts




Ceramics, Porcelain