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Two-light branch

One of a pair of cast two-light branches. The long, plain base rises into a flaring foliage center with a bunch of grapes forming the finial resting on a trifoil foliage base. The scrolling foliage arms are chased with husk and rise to two circular bobeches with spiraled cushion bases of...

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Inscription

Maker's Mark: none, see 1993.377.2. Warden's Mark: 1737-1738: a crowned X (Dennis, 48). Other: several small illegible marks.

Provenance

1912, Sold by Leon Helft to Fr. Guerault, Paris; 1925, Jacques de Chefdebien; 1939, J. Helft; 1950, Rediscovered at a Milano antique dealer.

Credit Line

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

1737–38

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.377.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver