Candlestick

English
1653–54 (?)
Marked by Arthur Manwaring (free 1642 or 1643, died about 1669)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.); Diameter 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); Weight 292 gm (9 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

67.602

Medium or Technique

Silver with traces of gilding

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The candlesticks are in the form of an inverted trumpet bell, with a smooth spreading base rising to a straight cylindrical nozzle. At the middle of the stem is a drip pan in the shape of a plain disk with an incised line around the edge. A simple molded band and a small rim around the socket are the only other decorative details. The flaring base of the candlestick is raised with a wire applied to the rim for strenght. The stem and nozzle are formed of two seamed sections with drawn molded wire applied to the juncture of the base, top rim, and mid-section. The drip pan is formed of a single sheet. There are traces of gilding near the edges of the nozzle.

Markings

On each, around rim of socket, maker's mark AM in monogram (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 121); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter q (?)

Provenance

W. T. Dobson, Milnethrop, Westmorland, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 30, 1952, lot 188; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 30, 1954, lot 157, purchased by Viscount Furness; purchased from S. J. Phillips, London, April 12, 1967, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour