Candlestick Holder, Lady

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Object detail

Candlestick holder in form of a lady in blue attire, holding basket on shoulder (as candle socket). Candle inserted in socket. Ceramic Louis XV style.
Part of a set, paired with H11457.
CH classification LIGHTING Candle candlestick
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H276 x W135 x D135 mm
Media/Materials description
Royal Worcester Mark
History and use
This candlestick holder is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. It is part of companion set.

Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
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