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Hand candlestick

A chamberstick on three scroll and shell-motif feet. The six-lobed drip pan chased with a border of entrelacs and shells. The handle ornamented with a cartouche, row of pearls, and bellflowers. The candle nozzle vase-shaped with torsed oves and leaves, an upper border of entrelacs.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, JBO, a cross (Dennis 266): underside of drip pan. Warden's Mark: a crowned K (Dennis 6): Underside of drip pan. Charge Mark: 1727-1732: an A crowned on the side (Dennis 6): Underside of drip pan. Discharge Mark: for medium-sized work, 1727-1732: a crowned martlet (Dennis 6): On candle nozzle. Engraved on bottom "246" and "D4436/8012/mat"


1900, Mme. Henri Depret, Paris; 1926, "Orfevrerie Francaise Civile, #740 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris (coll. Les Fils de Leon Helft)

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1726–27

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver