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Two-light branch

Attributed to Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


15.4 x 26.4 cm (6 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

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 flaring rims.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, ID(?), a cinquefoil(?) or a star(?) Possibly that of Jacques Duguay, Nocq gives his mark as JD and a shell(See Nocq, p. 116). Warden's Mark: 1738-1739: a crowned Y (Dennis, 185). Charge Mark: probably the mark for 1738-1744: a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis, 185). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1738-1744: a fox's head (Dennis, 192). The discharge mark is on the nozzle.


1912, Sold by Leon Helft to Fr. Guerault, Paris; 1925, Jacques de Chefdebien; 1939, J. Helft; 1950, Rediscovered at a Milano antique dealer.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection