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Four-light candelabra

French (Paris)
1745–46
Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 44.2 x 29 cm (17 3/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.332.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of four-light candelabra. On a shaped triangular two tiered basewith a molded rim. The upper part of the base is divided into three sections by thick, scrolling, molded bands terminating in leaves and berries. Each sectton has a spray of leaves and berries, partially matted, on a matted ground. The base rises to a small shaped triangular knop which gives way to a baluster stem. The stem is divided into three sections by sprays of foliage each of which extends downwards terminating at the knop. Each section has a foliage sprayrising from the knop and terminating in a spray of berries on a matted ground . The nozzle has three empty panels surrounded by matting and foliage with fluting in between. The branch has four scrolling foliage arms, three rising laterally, one vertically, from a spiral dome and a circular pan with a foliate rim. The detachable nozzles rise from spiral foliage detachable bobeches. The nozzles are lobed with a foliate base.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1745-1746: a crowned E (Dennis, 30). Charge mark: 1744-1750: a crowned A (Dennis, 30). Other: a small rectangle; a small head; a small circle. The Warden's, Maker's and Charge marks are on the inside of the base and in the nozzle, the small rectangle is on the stem of the branch, the circular mark is on the bobeche, and the small head is on the rim of the base twice andon the stem of the branch.

Provenance

By 1957, Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Credit Line

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