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Hand candlestick

Hand candlestick cast with a shaped circular molded pan and reeded rim with alternating foliage and vertical bands and a circular reeded base. The nozzle isin the form of a shaped circular vase. The handle is curved, fluted and molde d with a shell on a matted ground at the terminal and a small...

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Inscription

Warden's Mark: 1754-1755: a crowned O (Dennis, 31). Discharge Mark: 1750-1756:Warden's Mark: 1754-1755: a crowned O (Dennis, 31). Discharge Mark: 1750-1756:a duck's head (Dennis, 113). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium a duck's head (Dennis, 113). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); an illegible mark on the handsized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); an illegible mark on the handle, possibly the countermark for 1783-1789; a dolphin's head (Dennis, 201), a le, possibly the countermark for 1783-1789; a dolphin's head (Dennis, 201), a small indecipherable mark on the underside rim of the pan. small indecipherable mark on the underside rim of the pan.

Provenance

Estate Marquis Auction (February 1890), Paris, #145 1914, Jacques Helft card index

Credit Line

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

1754–55

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.383

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver