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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1714–15
Possibly by Pierre Jarrin


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

17.4 x 10.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.245.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks, cast with a domed square base with canted corners. A gadrooned band with chased floral motifs on matting encircles the dome of the base. A gadrooned octagonal knop rises to a tapering octagonal stem with similar chasing. The stem gives way to a similar knop. The octagonal nozzle has a gadrooned base and floral chasing on a matted ground on four of the sides.

Inscription

There is an engraved crest on the base.

Markings

Maker's Mark: incomplete, a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, a P(?) a star(?), or cinquefoil(?), the Christie's list gives the maker as Pierre Jarrin, but his name is not in either Dennis, or Nocq, so the identification has not been confirmed. Warden's Mark: 1714-1715: a crowned X (Dennis, 100). Charge Mark: 1712-1717: an A on an inverted crown (Dennis, 100). Discharge Mark: 1712-1717: a cock with a raised right claw (Dennis, 359).

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection