Object Place: Europe, London, England
Weight: 1,165.2 gm (37 oz 9 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The sconces are composed of a richly chased cartouche-shaped backplate supporting a scrolled bracket with nozzle. The blackplate, formed from a single sheet, is chased with a figure of a putto flanked by swags of fruit against a crisply mattered ground. Above is a chased concave shell, and at the base of the bracket is a chased grotesque mask. The backplates are cracked and repaired in many places. Some of the repairs, consisting of patches of silver applied over weak areas in the chasing, are contemporaneous with the manufacture. The arm, formed of complex scrolls and square in section, is cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The waxpan has molded wire edges and pierced hearts on its underside and surrounding the nozzle. The nozzle, cast in two vertical pieces, is urn-shaped.
On back, "N10"
On each blackplate, maker's mark Ja (Grimwade 1092) (repeated on waxpan); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter m
Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Grantham, sold Christie's, London, May 29, 1963, lot 16, purchased from Spink and Sons, Ltd., London, by MFA for £6,825 for objects 63.784-63.785. (Accession Date: June 19, 1963)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour