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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1752–53
Eloi Guérin ((French, active between 1725-1765))


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.345.4

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of six candlesticks, a pair with 1993.345.3. 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 and foliage. 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.

Markings

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: for smallwork, 1750-1756: an ox's head (Dennis, 201). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1750-1756: a boar's head (Dennis, 112). Other: Countermark, 1756-1762: a sprigof laurel (Dennis, 266). The Maker's, Warden''s, and Charge marks are found o n the interior rim and the bottom of the base. The Warden's and Maker's marks are also in the nozzle, the Discharge and Counter marks are on the rim of the base.

Credit Line

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