Candlestick (one of a pair)

John Noyes (American, 1674–1749)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 90


Overall: 23.5 x 16.2 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)




Silver hollowware

Cut-cornered square moulded base with band of reeding; spiral reeding at base of stick; hollow moulded and reeded flange; fluted column, with stopped reeding and collar, with incised line, at flange. Moulded rim (broken). Bobeche in outline of base with a very deep (broken) bezel of two sheets moulded beneath and circle of spiral reeding on top.


Bowdoin crest with buckled motto circle on one corner.


Mark IN in oval on edge at left.


Pierre Baudouin (d. 1706); by descent to Miss Clara Bowdoin Winthrop (1). 1953, lent by Miss Winthrop to MFA; 1954, gift of Miss Winthrop to MFA. (Accession date: May 13, 1954)

1 Pierre Baudouin emigrated from La Rochelle, France, to Casco Bay in 1687, was in Boston by 1690; his son James (d. 1747); his son James (1726-1790), after whom Bowdoin College was named, m. Elizabeth Erving; their son James (Harvard 1771), died childless, 1811; his sister Elizabeth, m. Sir John Temple Bt.; their daughter, m. Thomas Lindall Winthrop, grandfather of the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Clara Bowdoin Winthrop