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Sconce

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The sconces are composed of a richly chased cartouche-shaped backplate supporting a scrolled bracket with nozzle. The backplate, formed from a single sheet, is chased with a figure of a putto flanked by swags of fruit against a crisply mattered ground. Above is a chased concave shell, and at the...

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Inscription

On back "N9"

Marks

On each blackplate, maker's mark Ja (Grimwade 1092); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter m

Provenance

Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Grantham, sold Christie's, London, May 29, 1963, lot 16, purchased from Spink and Sons, Ltd., London, June 19, 1963 by MFA for £6,825 for objects 63.784-63.785. (Accession Date: May 29, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1707–08

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.784

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver