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Hand candlestick

French (Paris)
1754–55
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

5.4 x 23.1 cm (2 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.383

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Hand candlestick cast with a shaped circular molded pan and reeded rim with alternating foliage and vertical bands and a circular reeded base. The nozzle isin the form of a shaped circular vase. The handle is curved, fluted and molde d with a shell on a matted ground at the terminal and a small applied foot on the reverse side of the handle. A crest is engraved in the pan.

Inscription

Warden's Mark: 1754-1755: a crowned O (Dennis, 31). Discharge Mark: 1750-1756:Warden's Mark: 1754-1755: a crowned O (Dennis, 31). Discharge Mark: 1750-1756:a duck's head (Dennis, 113). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium a duck's head (Dennis, 113). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); an illegible mark on the handsized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); an illegible mark on the handle, possibly the countermark for 1783-1789; a dolphin's head (Dennis, 201), a le, possibly the countermark for 1783-1789; a dolphin's head (Dennis, 201), a small indecipherable mark on the underside rim of the pan. small indecipherable mark on the underside rim of the pan.

Provenance

M. Marquis (d. by 1890), Paris; February 10-18, 1890, posthumous Marquis sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 145. 1914, with Jacques Helft (dealer), Paris. October, 1961, sold by Aux Vieux Paris (gallery), Paris, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993, gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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