first half of 18th century
Attributed to Laurent Dunand
Object Place: Europe, Chambery, France
24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a pair of cast candlesticks with shaped circular bases. The stem, knop,and shoulder are of shaped triangular section. The knop has a molded edge ris ing to a stem with a calyx of volutes and shells with molding above. The stem gives way to a regular hexagonal nozzle. There are marks of an erased crest onthe base.
Maker's Mark: a crowned LD with a grain between, attributed to Laurent Dunand (Helft, 1248).
Other: a crowned wreath surrounding a shield with an R below, "Poincon d'essayeur de Georges REY pour Chambery, premiere moitie du XVIIIe S." (Helft, 1246-1248); A curving HW, the H inscribed over the W (?).
June 14, 1949 sold by Robert Ensko, New York, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection