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One of a pair of candelabra. The domed shaped circular base has a band of strapwork on a matted ground with four applied female masks and chased floral bandwork on the dome. A circular banded knop rises to a tapered octagonal stem with four masks on a matted ground. The stem gives way to a...

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Candlestick, Antoine Plot: Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, AP, a ball or pincushion (Dennis, 283). Warden's Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned K (Dennis, 23). Charge mark: 1750-1756: a crowned A with palm and laurel brnaches(Dennis, 23). Discharge mark: for large work, 1750-1756: a boar's head (Denni s, 74). Other: a hatchet facing right: a mark for old work, 1798(?), Tardy, p.166: "Objets de hasard, remis dans le commerce ne garantit pas le titre." Br anch, Sebastien Igonet: Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, SJ, crossed arrows (Dennis, 185). Warden's Mark: 1752: a crowned L (Nocq, p. 216) Discharge Mark: 1750-1756: for small work: a hen's head (Dennis, 144). Marks on both: a winged helmeted head in a triangular shield Tardy, p. 167: "Recense 1809, Grosse recense, Depart". On the candlestick the mark for old work is on the base. For the branch the Maker's and Warden's marks are on the bobeches, the Discharge mark is on the stem and the bobeches, while the "Recense" mark ison the stem.


1942, Sold by Jacques Helft to Baron Cassel, NY; 1956, Baronne Cassel van Doorn auction, cat. #62, ill. Pl XXXVII.

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


Object Place

Paris, France

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