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Candlestick

One of a set of six candlesticks. Cast with a shaped stepped circular base with spiral fluting. Chased foliage clusters divide the basse into four sections . Squared baluster stem has four vertical bands of open leaf patterns. Stem rises to shaped circular knop and nozzle. The nozzle has four...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1742-1743: a crowned B (Dennis, 146). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis, 108). Discharge Mark: 1733(?)-1775 for works intended for export: a little cow (Dennis, 125).

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1742–43

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.354.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver