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Hand candlestick

France (Paris)
1726–27
Marked by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Odiot (French, born 1692, master in 1720, died 1767)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

6.4 x 21.5 x 10.1 cm (2 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.373

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A chamberstick on three scroll and shell-motif feet. The six-lobed drip pan chased with a border of entrelacs and shells. The handle ornamented with a cartouche, row of pearls, and bellflowers. The candle nozzle vase-shaped with torsed oves and leaves, an upper border of entrelacs.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, JBO, a cross (Dennis 266): underside of drip pan. Warden's Mark: a crowned K (Dennis 6): Underside of drip pan. Charge Mark: 1727-1732: an A crowned on the side (Dennis 6): Underside of drip pan. Discharge Mark: for medium-sized work, 1727-1732: a crowned martlet (Dennis 6): On candle nozzle. Engraved on bottom "246" and "D4436/8012/mat"

Provenance

1900, Mme. Henri Depret, Paris; 1926, "Orfevrerie Francaise Civile, #740 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris (coll. Les Fils de Leon Helft)

Credit Line

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