Possibly by Pierre Jarrin
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
17.4 x 10.2 cm (6 7/8 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
There is an engraved crest on the base.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, a P(?), 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: probably a crowned X, 1714-1715 (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).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection