Sancai Candlestick

 

Tang Dynasty
Height: 29.8cm
Mouth diameter: 7cm
Foot diameter: 12cm

The candlestick is made up of two parts—a small disk on top and a big disk at the bottom, with a threaded round shaft in between. There's a splayed loop leg at the bottom and a cup-like candle holder in the middle of the upper disk. The candlestick is applied with glaze of various colors—blue, yellow, green, and white. The bottom is left unglazed.

This sancai candlestick is simplepractical and decorativepractical, as well. It is evenly glazed and the glaze colors are sober and elegant. The additional blue glaze on top of the usual three colors adds noble air to the work, which is a masterpiece of sancai ware.