Artist Unidentified artist
Object Place: Europe, Verdun, France
5 x 16.3 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hand candlestick with a cast, shaped circular pan with a foliate and scrollingrim and a flat circular base. Vase shaped spirally fluted nozzle has a gadroo ned base and rim. The curved handle has scrolling foliage. A crest is engravedin the pan.
Maker's Mark: VTS, a grain. Maison Commune: an open almond with 89 above (Helft, 552). Charge Mark: 1775-1781: Jurisdiction of Metz, for large works: two A's crowned. Other: an illegible mark on the base.
1909, posthumous sale Alexander Polovtsov, Paris; 1909, purchased by A. de Gesne
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection