Pair of candlesticks

English (London)
about 1680
Marked by Jacob Bodendeich (German (active in London), 1634–1681)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.); W. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Weight (figure a) 340.2 gm (10 oz 18 dwt); (figure b) 357.2 gm (11 oz 10 dwt)+

Accession Number

60.947.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The candlesticks rest on stepped bases of square outline with cropped corners. The base rises to a baluster stem, with a large central knop of inverted pear shape. The nozzle is in the form of a cylinder. The surface is decorated on the base, central knop, and nozzle with flat-chased chinoiserie birds and foliage. The base of each candlestick is raised, with the rim strengthened by an applied wire. The stem is cast in several pieces; the nozzle is seamed, with wires applied to each rim. The flat-chased decoration and the marks are worn.

Markings

On base of stem of each, maker's mark IB a pellet between, a crescent and two pellets below, three pellets above (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128)

Provenance

Purchased from Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London by the MFA for £600. (Accession Date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour