Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a set of six candlesticks. Cast with a shaped stepped circular base with spiral fluting. Chased foliage divides the base into four sections each with two engraved lozenges. Squared baluster stem has four vertical bands of open leaf foliage. Stem rises to shaped circular knop and nozzle. Nozzle has four chased shells at the base and is engraved with a dragon’s (?) head on one side
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: 1733(?)-1775 for works intended for export: a little cow (Dennis, 125).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection