Candlestands

This pair of candlesticks features qilin bases, which are stylistically uncommon for candlesticks used by the Peranakans. The qilin is a Chinese auspicious symbol for good fortune. The candlesticks are made of silver which suggests that they could have been commissioned.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Malacca
Dimension
Gross measurement: H:35 x W:17 x D:18.5
Accession No.
2011-01750
Material
Silver
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Silver