Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
27 cm (10 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a set of six candlesticks. Cast with a shaped stepped circular base with spiral fluting. Chased foliage clusters divide the base into four sections each with two engraved lozenges. Squared baluster stem has four vertical bands of open leaf patterns. Stem gives way to shaped circular knop and nozzle. Nozzle has four chased shells at the base and an engraved dragon’s (?) head on one side.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1742-1743: a crowned B (Dennis, 146). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis, 108). Discharge Mark: 1733(?)-1775 for work intended for export: a little cow (Dennis, 125).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection