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Two-light candelabra

France (Toulouse)
1734
Antoine Moyset (died 1764) (French)


Object Place: Europe, Toulouse, France

Dimensions

12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.300.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candelabra. Cast candlestick is on an octagonal molded base with a banded dome. The octagonal molded knop rises to a tapering octagonal stem and an octagonal reeded knop above. The octagonal nozzle is molded on the base and rim. The branch has a closed base rising to a banded baluster shaped center giving way to a large cast flower form finial on a sexfoil base. Scrolling arms rise to circular bobeches with reeded rims. The campana shaped nozzles have molded rims.

Markings

Maker's Mark: A between two grains, MOY / SET, a fleur-de-lis (?) (Helft, 1131). Maison Commune: Toulouse, 1734: a fleur-de-lis, TOL, two grains with a K between (Helft, 1131). Charge mark: 1732-1738: a crowned fleur-de-lis, a grain, M (Helft, 1131). Discharge Mark: 1732-1738: a crowned shield with three fleurs-de-lis (Helft, 1131). The Discharge mark appears only on the branch.

Credit Line

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