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One of a pair of candlesticks. On a square base with canted corners and a molded rim. The welled base rises to a molded circular knop which gives way to a compressed baluster stem. The nozzle is spool shaped with a molded rim. There is an armorial engraved in the well of the base.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, CF, a wing (Nocq, p. 35). Warden's mark: either a crowned I or L, The only letters associated with the cahrge mark on this piece are an I and a K, so it is probably an I for 1677 (Dennis, 242). Charge mark: 1677-1680: an A surmounted by a fleur-de-lis and two fleurons (Dennis, 242). Discharge Mark: 1677-1680: a crown (Dennis, 242). The Maker's mark is found on the inner rim of the base the underside of the base andthe nozzle, the Warden's and Charge marks are found on the underside of the b ase, while the discharge mark is found on the nozzle.


1912, Cabanis collection, Paris

Credit Line

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


Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver