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Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


21.6 x 12.4 cm (8 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View





One of a pair of candlesticks. Cast with an octagonal molded domed base with areeded band encircling the dome. Octagonal knop rises to a tapering octagonal stem and shoulder. The nozzle is of a plain octagonal shape. There are marks of an erased crest on the base.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1742-1743: a crowned B (Dennis, 146). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with Palm branches (Dennis, 108). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1738-1744: an Ox's head (Dennis, 48). Other: a small swan in an oval, Tardy, p. 179: "Le cygne s'applique depuis le 1er julliet 1893 sur les montres de toute origine et les bijoux provenant d'Allemagne, Chine, Estats-Unis, Russie. Ce poincon s'applique aussi sur les ouvrages aux titres legaux provenant des ventes publiques et dont on ne peut pas determiner le provenance. Les droits degarantie ne sont pas restitues en cas de reexportation des ouvrages marques d e ce poincon." Marked on interior of nozzle as well as on base.

Credit Line

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