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Hand candlestick

Hand candlestick cast with a shaped circular pan and molded rim with alternating scrolling and shells, and a molded, stepped circular base. spool shaped nozzle is banded. Curved fiddle thread handle has applied scrolling and beading at the base rising to an engraved crest at the terminal of the...

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Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned DF, a sword, two grains below the letters (Helft, 973)Maker's Mark: a crowned DF, a sword, two grains below the letters (Helft, 973). Maison Commune: St.-Malo, 1754-1757: a three masted baot, wtih three flags f. Maison Commune: St.-Malo, 1754-1757: a three masted baot, wtih three flags facing left, the rest illegible (Helft, 973). Charge Mark: 1754-1757: a crownedacing left, the rest illegible (Helft, 973). Charge Mark: 1754-1757: a crownedM with two grains (Helft, 973). Discharge Mark: 1754-1757: Unidentified disch M with two grains (Helft, 973). Discharge Mark: 1754-1757: Unidentified disch arge mark for the sous-fermier of Saint-Malo (Helft, 973). arge mark for the sous-fermier of Saint-Malo (Helft, 973).

Provenance

1923, Lucien Metzger (dealer)

Credit Line

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

France (Saint Malo), 1754–57

Object Place

Saint Malo, France

Accession Number

1993.384

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver