Requires Photography

Candelabra, one of a pair

about 1885
Shreve, Crump and Low (1870–present)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

45.72 cm (18 in.)

Accession Number

1981.419

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This candelabra has a slender reeded balaster shaft and candle cups, all encircled with a delicate banding of foliate ornament. Graceful twisted arms holding four additional candles are finely reeded to echo the design of the central baluster. The top elements are easily removed allowing the shaft to be used as a plain candlestick.

Inscription

Engraved in script on the side of the foot rim of both candelabra: "J. Randolph Coolidge to Julia Coolidge Dec. 18th 1885"

Markings

Stamped on the side of the base "SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW / STERLING / [several psuedo marks] 50"

Provenance

November 18, 1981, gift of the Ladies Committee of the MFA to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Ladies Committee of the MFA