A pair of Louis XV Chinese blanc de chine porcelain candelabra
A pair of Louis XV gilt bronze-mounted Chinese blanc de chine porcelain
fu dog three-light candelabra – circa 1745-1749
The porcelain 18th Century,
the mounts struck with the crowned ‘C’ poinçon (1745-1749)
Height: 34 cm. (13 ½ in.) Width: 23.5 cm. (9 ¼ in.) Depth: 23.5 cm. (9 ¼ in.)
Comparative Literature :
A pair of unmounted blanc de Chine Fu Dogs of the same model is in the collections of the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, reproduced in D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanisches Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Brunswick, 1980, abb. 384.
Several other Fu Dogs mounted in a similar fashion are amongst the collections at the Residenz in Munich, reproduced op. cit., abb. 375.
The crowned ‘C’ was a tax on metal in force between 1745 and 1749 to finance the War of the Austrian Succession. It seems to have been marked on only the most refined bronzes.