Antique Pair Glazed Stoneware Candle Holders, Shiwan, China(16901CH-CEM ) $785/pr


H: 13.25″  W: 4.75″  D: 4.75 ” | Call 213-568-3030 for shipping cost

This pair of beautiful antique apple green gazed stoneware Shiwan candle holders are part of a 5-piece home altar set. Made with rounded, elegant soft corners and having intricate designs in relief against a smooth background, this graceful pair complements the entire altar presentation while creating its own appealing well-proportioned silhouettes.



This pair of apple green gazed stoneware candlestick holders were part of a 5-piece home altar set (16901BLKE) as they all have unifying decorative and structural designs. Made in the Shiwan kilns, Shiwan is a small town near Foshan City in Guangdong Province where they have been making renowned folk art ceramics with fine modeling, vivid expression and colorful glazes since the 17th century. Like the vases (16901V-CEM) , these intricate candle-holders have well-proportioned silhouettes composed of three distinct sections. The bottom sits on 4-legged square pedestal base that gently slopes upward and has raised pointed-shield designs inset with angled swirls and support rounded open square top vase-like bowls with a adorned with raised vegetal sprays. The next section rising from the square bowls is a tall thin neck enclosing a bulbous shaped orb with floral designs on its sides. This morphs into the third section above with  similar but smaller square  bowls with different floral spray designs. A short thin candle attachment rises from the their center. All areas are rounded with soft corners making them elegant and graceful, and all designs are in relief against a smooth background. This intriguing design scheme is repeated on each of the four sides using patterns that mirror and complement those on the  vases and censer that unify the 5 piece set. Candles illuminate, cleanse, warm and soothe and are always used in Chinese prayers; incense is also lit as part of the offering ritual.