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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1702–03
Probably by Toussaint Martin III


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.378.3

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of four candlesticks. Cast with molded, welled octagonal base rising to an octagonal baluster stem and knop. Stem terminates in a campana nozzle.

Inscription

Engraved crest in well depicts a hand holding flowers.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, TM, an undeciphered device between. Christie's says that the mark is that of Martin, making the device a vase or an urn. His mark is described but not illustrated in Nocq, p.206. Warden's Mark: 1702-1703: a crowned I, also not illustrated but similar in form to the previous and following year's Warden's marks. Charge Mark: 1697-1704: an A with a scepter and a hand of justice (Dennis, 79). Other: a mark for oldwork, 1798(?): a hatchet (Tardy, p.166).

Credit Line

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