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Candlestick

French (Paris)
1734–35
Thomas Germain


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.516.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks. The shaped circular base has a band of guilloche patterning which gives way to a molded band with four applied floral motifs between two C scrolls. The dome of the base is fluted and rises to a reed and ribbon knop. The knop gives way to a shaped octagonal baluster stem with four vertical bands of coin molding and alternating single and clustered gadroons. The stem rises to an octagonal molded knop and a shaped circular campana nozzle. The base is decorated with alternating leaves and gadroons on a matted ground. The nozzle is plain otherwise with a band of beading and matting and a molded rim.

Inscription

The underside of the base is inscribed "Joao de Lemos".

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, TG, a fleece (Dennis, 165). Warden's Mark: 1734-1735: a crowned S (Dennis, 133). Charge Mark: 1732-1738: acrowned A (Dennis, 165). Discharge Mark: for works intended for export, 1733( ?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis, 125). The Maker's mark is on the inner rim of the base only, the Warden's and Charge marks are on the inner rim and the underside of the base. The Discharge mark is on the outer rim of the base.

Credit Line

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