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One of a set of four candlesticks. Cast, on a domed shaped circular base with a guilloche border and cast and chased fluting outlined with matting on the dome. The baluster shaped stem has rope twist molding on the bottom and is divided into four lobes, each with engraved foliage and hanging...

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Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JTV, a lily (Dennis, 336). Warden's Mark: 1778: a crowned P (Dennis, 20). Charge Mark: for small work, 1775-1781: PARIS in the form of a cipher (Dennis, 17). Other: Possibly the discharge mark for 1775-1781: a monkey's head (Dennis, 336); Possibly the discharge mark for works intended for export, 1775-1781: a camel's head (Dennis, 16). The two uncertain marks are both found on the exterior rim of the base and on the bobeche.

Credit Line

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


Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver