Pair of candlesticks

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

Object Place: Europe, London, England


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


Medium or Technique


On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)





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.


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)


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