Candlestick

English (London)
1698–99
Marked by Richard Syng (free 1687)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 20.7 cm x W. 14 cm x D.14 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight: 343 gm (11 0z)

Accession Number

33.83

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The stepped, octagonal, gadrooned base supports a tapering spool form surmounted by an octagonal, gadrooned flange. The bases are formed from raised, chased sheet, rising to a plain spool-shaped midsection with an applied wire rim around the edge. The stem, in the form of a fluted column, rises from the knop. It is formed from seamed, chased sheet. The nozzles, made from chased sheet, are in the form of capitals and are surmounted by attached octagonal waxpans with a circle of gardooning.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each base, the crest and motto of of Hazlerigg or Hesilrige, poss. for Sir Thomas Hesilrige, 4th Baronet, of Noseley Hall, co. Leicester (1664-1700); an unidentified crest and motto (a demiwoman nude; MOTTO: Vivat solum post funera virtu).
INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside of each base, 1698 and c200/2.

Markings

On corners under each base, maker's mark Sy (Grimwade 2673); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter c.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour