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Candelabra, one of a pair

This candelabra has a slender reeded balaster shaft and candle cups, all encircled with a delicate banding of foliate ornament. Graceful twisted arms holding four additional candles are finely reeded to echo the design of the central baluster. The top elements are easily removed allowing the...

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Inscription

Engraved in script on the side of the foot rim of both candelabra: "J. Randolph Coolidge to Julia Coolidge Dec. 18th 1885"

Marks

Stamped on the side of the base "SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW / STERLING / [several psuedo marks] 50"

Provenance

November 18, 1981, gift of the Ladies Committee of the MFA to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Ladies Committee of the MFA

about 1885

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1981.419

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware