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Candlestick, one of a pair

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The octagonal socket and baluster candlestick is cast in halves vertically. The baluster consists of an urn-shaped socket, bulb, vase, and reel column, terminating in spreading octagonal section that merges with domed base. The splayed, stepped, octagonal foot is formed in separate sections and...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

"EW" over a fleur-de-lis within a shield on exterior of domed portion of base.

Provenance

Adolph Mollenhauer Dick (1894 – 1956); 1956, purchased from his estate at Parke-Bernet auction, New York, sale 1669, April 15, 1956, lot 301, by his sister Doris Dick (1890 – 1982) and Horace Havemeyer (1886 – 1956), m. 1911; 1983, bequest of Mr and Mrs Havemeyer to the MFA. (Accession date: March 3, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Havemeyer

about 1715–20

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Massachusetts

Dimensions

19.37 x 12.38 cm (7 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.162

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware