Marked by George Wickes (free 1720)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 20.6 cm x W. 11.8 cm x D.11.8 cm (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Weight: 581.2 gm (18 oz 14 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
The candlesticks have a square base with rounded corners, incurved sides with leaf ornaments, and a complex molded profile. The base is cast in a single heavy piece, and the stem is cast in two pieces, seamed vertically. The baluster stem has a flattened knop rising to a flared octagonal midsection with leaf ornament at the top of the shoulder. The vase-shaped nozzle is surmounted by a detachable waxpan with a fluted border. The waxpans are fabricated from cut sheet, with applied wire moldings. The present crests are engraved over earlier engraving.
ARMORIALS: engraved on each base and waxpan, an unidentified crest, (out of a ducal coronet an elephant's head), apparently later, replacing previous engraving.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, No. 4, 18=12; on bezel of waxpan, No. 1
One mark under corner of each base, maker's mark GW (similar to Grimwade 927); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter h.
1933, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)
Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)