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One of a set of six candlesticks, a pair with 1993.345.5. 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...

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The bobeche has a small swan in an oval on the rim (Tardy, p. 179).


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EG, a rayed sun (Dennis, 176). Warden's Mark: 1749-1750: a crowned I (Dennis, 176). Charge mark: for smallwork, 1744-2750: an arm (Dennis, 193), also 1744-1750: a crowned A (Dennis, 176). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1744-1750: a running grayhound (Dennis, 176). The Maker's, Warden's, and Charge marks are on the interior rim and bottom of the base, the Maker's and Warden's marks are on the nozzle, the Discharge mark is on the rim of the base and the Charge mark for small work is on the nozzle only.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1749–50

Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver