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Candlestick

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Each candlestick has a square base with incurved, canted corners, with a guilloche and rosette pattern against a matted ground. The fluted terminal rises to a baluster stem with chased palmetto leaves and swags suspended from rosettes. The urn-shaped socket has chased palmetto leaves on a...

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Inscription

Engraved on one corner of each base, 11.19.12

Marks

On two sides of each base and on the bezel of one waxpan, maker's mark IF (Jones, p. 357) (repeated on bezel of other waxpan) and maker's mark MB; lion passant; anchor (repeated on bezel of other waxpan); date letter B (repeated on bezel of other waxpan)

Provenance

1956, N. Bloom & Son, Inc., New York; 1956, sold by Bloom to the MFA for $600. (Accession Date: October 11, 1956)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (Birmingham), 1774–75

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 30.2 cm x W. 11.6 cm x D. 11.6 cm (11 7/8 x 4 9/16 x 4 9/16 in.); Weight: 625 gm (20 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

56.505

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver