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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1742–43
Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.354.5

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of six candlesticks. Cast with a shaped stepped circular base with spiral fluting. Chased foliage clusters divide the base into four sections each with two engraved lozenges. Squared baluster stem has four vertical bands of open leaf pattern. Stem rises to a shaped circular knop and nozzle. Nozzle has four chased shells at base and an engraved dragon’s (?) head on one side.

Markings

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 work intended for export: a little cow (Dennis, 125).

Credit Line

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