Lot 249. A pair of small blue and white candle holders, 18th century; 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Each holder is delicately decorated to the domed foot with a scrolling band of composite flowers connected by leafy vines executed with stippled accents in imitation of the 'heaping and piling' effect. The shoulder is encircled with a scroll band below a stiff leaf band to the cylindrical neck which supports a galleried mouth rim. Each base has five small apertures.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018