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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 base into four sections,each with two engraved lozenges. Squared baluster stem has four vertical bands of open leaf patterns. Stem rises to a shaped circular knop...

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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 work intended for export: a little cow (Dennis, 125). for work 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

1993.354.6

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver