Candlestick

English (London)
1704–05
Marked by John Barnard (I) (free 1685)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 18.8 cm x W. 11.5 cm x D. 11.4 cm (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.); Weight: 541.6 gm (16 oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

37.1167

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Each candlestick has a stepped square base with cut corners and a molded profile. The base is cast in one piece, with a notched wire applied to the edge of the foot and a molded wire applied around the base of the stem. The baluster stem is octagonal, with a faceted knop rising to a flaring octagonal midsection and an octagonal, vase-shaped nozzle. The stem and nozzle are cast in two pieces, seamed vertically.

Markings

On underside maker's mark Ba (Grimwade 112); date letter j; Britannia; lion's head erased.

Provenance

Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: November 10, 1937)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)