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Chamber candlestick

French (Paris)
about 1756
Probably by Henri Allain (Born ca. 1699; master 1745; died after 1759)

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


4.6 x 14.2 cm (1 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View





Hand candlestick with cast shaped circular pan and a molded rim with a circular reeded base. Spool shaped nozzle is banded. The short curved scrolling handle has a ring grip underneath and a leaf shaped terminal.


Maker's Mark: two marks are legible, both incomplete. One shows a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, an H , the other shows two grains, an H and the bottom of an orb, similar to the mark of Henri Allain of a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, HA and an orb (Dennis, 2). Warden's Mark: 1756-1757: a crowned q (Dennis, 152). Charge Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned A with palm and laurel branches (Dennis, 23). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1750-1756: a hen's head (Dennis, 23). Other: an engraved H; Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized works: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).


1880, Leopold Double; 1906, Felix Doisteau, Paris; 1910, Jacques Reubell; 1912, Les Fils de Leon Helft.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection