Attributed to Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
16.2 x 15.2 cm (6 3/8 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a pair of cast two-light branches. The long, plain base rises into a flaring foliage center with a bunch of grapes forming the finial resting on a trifoil foliage base. The scrolling foliage arms are chased with husk and rise to two circular bobeches with spiraled cushion bases of alternating flutes and gadroons. The bobeches are plain with reeded rims. The attached nozzles are vase shaped with gadrooned bases rising to alternating flutes and gadroons with slightly flared rims.
Maker's Mark: none, see 1993.377.2. Warden's Mark: 1737-1738: a crowned X (Dennis, 48). Other: several small illegible marks.
1912, Sold by Leon Helft to Fr. Guerault, Paris; 1925, Jacques de Chefdebien; 1939, J. Helft; 1950, Rediscovered at a Milano antique dealer.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection