Marked by Joseph-Theodore Vancombert (Born about 1723; master 1770; died after 1787)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
Other (Overall): 10.3cm (4 1/16in.) Other (Part A): 15.6cm (6 1/8in.) Other (Parts A & B): 16cm (6 5/16in.)
Medium or Technique
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One of a set of four candlesticks. Cast, on a domed shaped circular base with a guilloche border and cast and chased fluting outlined with matting on the dome. The baluster shaped stem has rope twist molding on the bottom and is divided into four lobes, each with engraved foliage and hanging flowers. The nozzleis gadrooned on its base with an elongated guilloche pattern above. The detac hable bobeche is in the form of a shaped circle and is engraved with a bird ona rock(?). There are the remains of an engraving on the base of the candlesti ck.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JTV, a lily (Dennis, 336). Warden's Mark: 1778: a crowned P (Dennis, 20). Charge Mark: for small work, 1775-1781: PARIS in the form of a cipher (Dennis, 17). Other: Possibly the discharge mark for 1775-1781: a monkey's head (Dennis, 336); Possibly the discharge mark for works intended for export, 1775-1781: a camel's head (Dennis, 16). The two uncertain marks are both found on the exterior rim of the base and on the bobeche.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection