Candle Snuffer in the shape of a Bust

Northern European
19th century (?)


Object Place: Europe, France, North France

Dimensions

5.5 x 3.9 x 5.1 cm (2 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

55.929

Medium or Technique

Leaded latten

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

Hollow bust of a male figure with finger ring on back. Cast in one piece. The figure wears an undetailed garment with an attached conical hood terminating in a pompom. His heart-shaped face has a small pursed mouth, a triangular nose, eyes with incised pupils, and a furrowed brow. A narrow raised band runs around the bottom edge.

Provenance

1955, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Blumka, New York; 1955, sold by the Blumkas to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: November 10, 1955)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund