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Hand candlestick

1758–59
Mechior Latil


Object Place: Europe, Draguignan, France

Dimensions

4.6 x 18.7 cm (1 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.323

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Hand candlestick with circular, partially spirall yfluted pan with a reed and ribbon rim and a thin, flat circular base. Nozzle has a spirally fluted base with banding above and on the rim. The applied straight handle is molded at theterminal with a shell and foliage tip. An applied bracked is on the underside of the handle. There is a worn engraving on both sides of the handle.

Markings

Maker's Mark: ML crowned, a grain between, two grains below the crown (Helft, 53-54). Maison Commune: 1758-1759: a dragon with 1758 below (Helft, 52). Charge Mark: 1756-1762: a crowned eagle head (?) (Helft, 51). Discharge Mark: 1756-1762: a trefoil (Helft, 52).

Credit Line

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