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The candlesticks are in the form of an inverted trumpet bell, with a smooth spreading base rising to a straight cylindrical nozzle. At the middle of the stem is a drip pan in the shape of a plain disk with an incised line around the edge. A simple molded band and a small rim around the socket...

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On each, around rim of socket, maker's mark AM in monogram (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 121); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter q (?)


W. T. Dobson, Milnethrop, Westmorland, sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 30, 1952, lot 188; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 30, 1954, lot 157, purchased by Viscount Furness; purchased from S. J. Phillips, London, April 12, 1967, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English, 1653–54 (?)

Object Place

London, England


H. 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.); Diameter 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); Weight 292 gm (9 oz 8 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver with traces of gilding