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Candlestick

One of a set of four candlesticks with a molded, domed, shaped circular base with a band of egg and dart molding, followed by a band of alternating shells and floral strapwork with a diaper(?) pattern of dots and quatrefoils in between on a matted ground. A reeded band around the fluted dome...

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Inscription

A little swan in an oval, Tardy p. 179: "Le cygne s'applique depuis le Ier julliet 1893 sur les montres de toute origine et les bijoux provenant d'Allemagne, Chine, Estats-Unis, Russie. Ce poincon s'applique aussi sur les ouvrages aux titres legaux provenant des ventes publiques et dont on ne peut pas determiner la provenance. Les droits degarantie ne sont pas restitues en cas de reexportation des ouvrages marques c e poincon." There is a crest engraved on the nozzle.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 30). Warden's Mark: 1740-1742: a crowned A (Dennis, 135). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis, 135). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1738-1744: an Ox's head (Dennis, 48).

Provenance

1897, Baron Jerome Pichon's sale, 401 ill. Pl. I; 1939, Jacques Helft card index; 1944, Baron Cassell Van Doorn

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1740–42

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.368.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver