Eloi Guérin ((French, active between 1725-1765))
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a set of six candlesticks, a pair with 1993.345.4. The tall, shaped circular molded base has alternating palm branches, shells, and blank cartouches surrounded by leaves. Above this is a band of guilloche with four rosettes andfoliage. The spirally fluted dome rises to a shaped triangular knop resting o n scrolling foliage with a guilloche band above. The knop gives way to a shaped triangular stem with a base of shells on calyx and cast and chased husk and leaf patterning surmounted by masks surrounded by foliage and husk on four sides and fluting on the other, smaller, four. The shoulder is molded and each corner is covered by a leaf. The stem gives way to a small reeded knop. The nozzle is banded with a base of cast and chased foliage on a matted ground, and a guilloche rim.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EG, a rayed sun (Dennis, 176). Warden's Mark: 1752-1753: a crowned M (Dennis, 266). Charge Mark: 1750-1756: for small work: an ox's head (Dennis, 201). Discharge mark: for large work, 1750-1756: a boar's head (Dennis, 112). Other: Countermark, 1751762: a sprig of laurel (Dennis, 266). The Maker's, Warden's and Charge marks are all found on the interior rim and bottom of the base. The Maker's and Warden's marks are also found in the nozzle, the Discharge and Counter marks are found on the rim of the base.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection