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Hand candlestick

Hand candlestick with cast shaped circular pan and a molded rim with a circular reeded base. Spool shaped nozzle is banded. The short curved scrolling handle has a ring grip underneath and a leaf shaped terminal.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: two marks are legible, both incompleter. One shows a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, an H , the other shows two grains, an H and the bottom of an orb, similar to the mark of Henri Allain of a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, HA and an orb (Dennis, 2). Warden's Mark: 1756-1757: a crowned q (Dennis, 152). CHarge Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned A with palm and laurel branches (Dennis, 23). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1750-1756: a hen's head (Dennis, 23). Other: an engraved H; Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized works: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

1880, Leopold Double; 1906, Felix Doisteau, Paris; 1910, Jacques Reubell; 1912, Les Fils de Leon Helft.

Credit Line

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

about 1756

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.381

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver