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Chinese export wall applique, of cartouche-shape, in the Régence taste, similarly but more simply molded and decorated, the centre with a phoenix rising from the flames beneath a sun ray with later silver-gilt branches.


By June 1970, William Redford, London (dealer); June 17, 1970, sold by William Redford to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York [see note 1]; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006) NOTES: [1] The Pfluegers purchased this set of two wall lights from William Redford at the Antique Dealers' Fair, Grosvenor House, London.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

Chinese for export, Qing dynasty (Qianlong), 1711–99

Object Place

China for export


Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration; later silver-gilt candle branches