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Candlestick

1737–38
Jean-Baptiste Boullemer (received 1705, died 1739)


Object Place: Europe, Rennes, France

Dimensions

24.3 x 13.9 cm (9 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.298.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks. Cast with a shaped circular domed base chased with strapwork and a diaper and oval band. A crest is engraved on the base. The knop is gadrooned and rises up to a triangular section stem with a calyx of volutes and shells with molding above. The knops and shoulders are of a similar shape. The stem gives way to a banded spool shaped nozzle with chased fluting (?) or foliage (?) pattern on the base of the nozzle with a badly worn pattern on the rim.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, tow grains, IBB(?) (Helft, 920-922); Maison Commune: a crowned Y with an Ermine spot (Helft, 923); An indeterminate mark with the master's and warden;s marks, two indecipherable marks on exterior rim of base.

Credit Line

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