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Candlestick

1778
Marked by Joseph-Theodore Vancombert


Object Place, Paris, France

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 10.5cm (4 1/8in.) Other (Part A): 15.3cm (6in.) Other (Parts A & B): 16cm (6 5/16in.)

Accession Number

1993.505.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of four candlesticks. Cast, on a domed shaped circular base with a guilloche border and cast and chased fluting outlined with matting on the dome. The baluster shaped stem has rope twist molding on the bottom and is divided into four lobes, each with engraved foliage and hanging flowers. The nozzleis gadrooned on its base with an elongated guilloche pattern above. The detac hable bobeche is in the form of a shaped circle and is engraved with a bird ona rock(?). There are the remains of an engraving on the base of the candlesti ck.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JTV, a lily (Dennis, 336). Warden's Mark: 1778: a crowned P (Dennis, 20). Charge Mark: for small work, 1775-1781: PARIS in the form of a cipher (Dennis, 17). Other: Possibly the discharge mark for 1775-1781: a monkey's head; Guarantee mark used after 1838: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). The unidentified mark and the guarantee mark are both on the exterior rim of the base and on the bobeche.

Credit Line

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