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Hand candlestick

French
about 1740
J. J Auziere


Object Place: Europe, Marseille, France

Dimensions

4.9 x 16.1 cm (1 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.483

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Hand candlestick with cast shaped pan with a gadrooned rim extending around the handle as well, with a band of husk and flowers on matted ground enclosing a plain ground with four matted circles, and a plain, small applied circular base. A matted circle surrounds alternating spiral fluting and gadrooning which is aroung the base of the stem of the nozzle. The nozzle itself has a base of ninepin strapwork, and a top of scrolling foliage. The flat handle is similar in design with strapwork enclosing scrolling foliage on a matted ground. It has a sharply curved thumbpiece with a scrollwork terminal.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned I/ IA with a grain between the I and A, possibly the mMaker's Mark: a crowned I/ IA with a grain between the I and A, possibly the mark of Jean-Joseph Auziere (Helft, 69). Maison Commune: a shield, 17.. the resark of Jean-Joseph Auziere (Helft, 69). Maison Commune: a shield, 17.. the rest incomplete (Helft, 20-23). Other: an incomplete mark, it looks like a crown t incomplete (Helft, 20-23). Other: an incomplete mark, it looks like a crown with an A, possibly two; illegible mark on reverse of handle; Guarantee mark uwith an A, possibly two; illegible mark on reverse of handle; Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized work: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173). sed after 1838 for medium sized work: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

1910, Roche de la Rigaudiere (curator of Musee des Beaux Arts, Lyon)

Credit Line

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