Candlestick

France (Paris)
1678–80
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

13.3 x 11.5 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.335.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks. Cast, with a molded, welled square base. A banded knop rises to a baluster shaped stem. The nozzle is plain and spool shaped with two oval perforations.

Inscription

A coat of arms, probably those of Salving de Boissieu is engraved on a corner of the base.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, I(?) or J(?), B, a chalice or cup. Charge Mark: precursor to the charge mark, a duty mark, 1672-1677: a crowned A with three fleurs-de-lis, for Paris (Dennis, 351) Other: LHF; the tip of a crown.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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