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Hand candlestick

Hand candlestick with cast shaped pan with a gadrooned rim extending around the handle as well, with a band of husk and flowers on matted ground enclosing aplain ground with four matted circles, and a plain, small applied circular ba se. A matted circle surrounds alternating spiral fluting and...

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Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned I/ IA with a grain between the I and A, possibly the mMaker's Mark: a crowned I/ IA with a grain between the I and A, possibly the mark of Jean-Joseph Auziere (Helft, 69). Maison Commune: a shield, 17.. the resark of Jean-Joseph Auziere (Helft, 69). Maison Commune: a shield, 17.. the rest incomplete (Helft, 20-23). Other: an incomplete mark, it looks like a crown t incomplete (Helft, 20-23). Other: an incomplete mark, it looks like a crown with an A, possibly two; illegible mark on reverse of handle; Guarantee mark uwith an A, possibly two; illegible mark on reverse of handle; Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized work: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173). sed after 1838 for medium sized work: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

1910, Roche de la Rigaudiere (curator of Musee des Beaux Arts, Lyon)

Credit Line

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

about 1740

Object Place

Marseille, France

Accession Number

1993.483

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver