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Cast candlestick (one of a pair)

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Moulded circular base, cast baluster stem and candlesocket.


Engraved in block letters under rim of foot EH


IC crowned cony below in shield on base


1819, Inventoried in estate of Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819), Salem, Massachusetts; (1) By descent to Sally Pickman Loring Dwight (1859-1913); May 5, 1916 lent by the Estate of Sally Pickman Dwight; May 17, 1918, transferred to the estate of their son Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918); June 28, 1918, returned to estate of Lawrence Dwight; by descent to his cousin; March 17, 1920, lent by Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA; 1931, gift of Mr and Mrs Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA. (Accession date: May 7, 1931) 1: Benjamin IV's son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman

about 1710

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (h x dia at base): 15.9 x 10 cm (6 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware