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Candlestick

1969.1233.3 (RS30890)

Description

Ceramic garniture candlestick painted dark blue, pink, and green. Cherubs stand on the cylindrical base holding up the three candle holders.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": The Minton pottery's art director, French immigrant Léon Arnoux (1816-1902), is credited with inventing a new type of ceramic, introduced to the market in 1851. Called “majolica” after the Renaissance maiolica pottery that inspired it, Minton's new ceramic was a runaway success. Majolica is characterized by elaborately shaped ceramic forms glazed in a new palette of lustrous bright colors.This set was made in 1870 at the very height of majolica's popularity. It was purchased by Ogden Codman, Sr., and was part of a redecorating scheme designed to update and essentially Victorianize his colonial-era home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Maker
Minton (Maker)
Date
1870
Location of origin
Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Holders
Descriptive terms
Candleholder
Candlestick
candlesticks
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Dimensions
16 3/4 (H), 7 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1233.3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
67343

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