Chinese Export Porcelain Figural Candleholder

Qianlong period

Description

In the form of a Chinese Lady standing next to a phoenix.
Modeled in the full round with a rock-form base. 
The lady is dressed in long elaborate robes; her hair is arranged in a high coiffure. 
Superbly decorated in bright famille rose enamels with gilding. 
Of fine quality and rare form.
Ca: mid 18th century
Height: 10 3/8 inches
Related figures in different poses may be found in important private and museum collections including the Copeland Collection
(now at the Peabody Essex Museum) and the Hodroff Collection.

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