A PAIR OF INDONESIAN LACQUERED AND GILT TEAK TORCHÈRES OR CANDLE STANDS
Probably Jakarta (Batavia), 18th century
Each on three spreading feat with human hand-shaped foot, knobbed stem and candle stand spreading from a floral border, the drip pans in copper.
H. 107 cm
According to Jan Veenendaal this type of candle stand, with European and Chinese decorative motifs, could be attributed to Chinese craftsmen working in Batavia, the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company in South East Asia. For similar examples see Jan Veenendaal Furniture from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India, Delft 1985, pl.144 and our catalogues Uit Verre Streken, June 2012, nr. 28 and March 2015, nr. 30.