Candelabra

English (Birmingham)
1803
Marked by Matthew Boulton (1728–1809)


Dimensions

Overall: 68 x 44.2 cm (26 3/4 x 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2305a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair (65.2305a-b - 65.2306a-b). Candlesticks on circular gadrooned base rising to a tapered stem modeled with acanthus leaves on lower section. Vase shaped nozzle, gadrooning around rim. Detachable light piece consists of three branches spiraling around a central light with removable finial in form of flame. Vase shaped nozzles with circular wax pans below with gadrooned rims.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: Engraved on the base, a coat of arms; engraved on the center light and on each detachable waxpan, a crest; both are identified: Dickinson quartering Fuller and impaling Smith for William Dickinson, Esq., of Kingweston, co. Somerset, b 1 Nov 1771, MP for Somersetshire in 7 successive Parliaments, m1803 Sofia, eldest dau of Samuel Smith, Esq., of Woodhall Park, co. Herts. He died at Naples 19 Jan 1837, s. by his eldest surviving son.

Markings

The same for both candleabras. On the side of the base, maker's mark MB(K.C.Jones, 1981, p357); lion passant; anchor; sovereign's head; date letter f (1803/4).

Provenance

By 1965, sold by James Robinson, New York to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection