Candlestick

English
about 1700-1710
Unknown maker


Dimensions

Overall: 17.8 × 12.1 × 12.1 cm (7 × 4 3/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.931.1

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

One of a pair (with 2012.931.2) of English brass table candlesticks with baluster stems, “inverted acorn” turnings at the mid-point, and stepped, octagonal bases. Base is cast as a single piece, and the stem has been cast in two halves and soldered together. The stem is soldered to the base, in addition to a threaded post that was secured to the stem with a nut (now missing).

Provenance

Before 1972, personal collection of Benjamin Ginsburg (dealer; b. 1904 – d. 1994), New York; February 25, 1972, sold by Ginsburg through Ginsburg and Levy, New York, to Frederick and Anne Vogel, Milwaukee, WI; 2012, gift of Frederick and Anne Vogel to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III in honor of Gerald W. R. Ward