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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1707–08
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

21.1 x 14.4 cm (8 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.454.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks, cast, on a molded circular base with a band of alternating shells and foliage on a matted ground. The reed and ribbon knop rises to a tapering stem with floral strapwork on a matted ground. The shoulders and base of the nozzle are similarly decorated. The upper nozzle is banded and engraved with no. 13. There are two crests engraved on the base.

Markings

Warden's Mark: 1707-1708: a crowned O (Dennis, 174). Charge Mark: 1704-1712: An A encircled by a crown (Dennis, 126). Discharge mark: verification mark used as a discharge mark, 1704-1712: a fly (Dennis, 180). Other: illegible mark on the exterior rim of the base.

Provenance

Ex-Collection Paul Eudel

Credit Line

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