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Candlestick

One of a set of six candlesticks, a pair with 1993.345.1. The tall shaped circular molded base has alternating palm branches, shells, and blank cartouches surrounded by leaves. Above this is a band of guilloche with four rosettes and foliage. The spirally fluted dome rises to a shaped triangular...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EG, a rayed sun (Dennis, 176). Warden's mark: 1753-1754: a crowned N (Dennis, 194). Charge Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned A with palm and laurel branches (Dennis, 112). Discharge Mark: forsmall work 1750-1756: a hen's head (Dennis, 194). Other: Guarantee Mark used after 1838: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173). The Maker's, Warden''s, and Charge marks are on the interior rim and the bottom of the base. The Warden's mark mayalso be in the nozzle, the Discharge and Guarantee marks are on the rim of th e base.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1753–54

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.345.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver