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Hand candlestick

France
about 1750
Attributed to Jean-Louis Duran


Object Place: Europe, Limoux, France

Dimensions

22.8 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

1993.350a-b

Medium or Technique

metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Hand candlestick, cast with a shaped circular pan with a banded rim and a thin, flat circular base. Octagonal vase shaped nozzle has a detachable circular bobeche with a reeded rim. Handle has a straight stem with a foliate base and ascrolled terminal.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: IL / DVR / AN, a pellet between the I and the L, there appears to be some question as to whether this mark is that of Duran, so there is doubtas to where it is from, probably Limoux. Other: a small LHF; Guarantee mark u sed after 1838 for medium sized works: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

1882, Paul Eudel

Credit Line

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