Candelabrum for the Sulkowsky Service


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

Imagine a set of twelve candelabra similar to this one, arranged in a procession down the length of an elaborately set table. In this example, the draped figure grasps a cornucopia, symbolizing nature’s bounty, and also holds luxuriant branches that end in candle cups. Touches of giltwork emphasize the object’s brilliant white color and sense of movement over its surface. The candelabrum for the Sulkowsky Service represents Johann Joachim Kändler’s mastery of porcelain as a means for sculptural expression that only incidentally serves as a lighting device.


  • Title: Candelabrum for the Sulkowsky Service
  • Date Created: 1736
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 24 1/2 x 12 x 14 in. (62.23 x 30.48 x 35.56 cm)
  • Type: Lighting devices
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4158083/
  • Medium: Porcelain
  • Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Factory
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund

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