Candlestick with a figure of a woman

Figure of a woman, holding a bucket of fish on her left arm and a basked on her head. She stands on a turtle. The base has six inverted shells and dolphin-scrolling brackets and is set on three shell-feet. Screwing into the upper part, probably later, are the socket and drip-pan for a candlestick. Fish and shells border the drip-pan. One of a pair with WA2013.1.255.2.


  • Title

    Candlestick with a figure of a woman

  • Artist/maker

    probably Aert Theunisz (active c. 1644) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Rotterdam (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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