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One of a set of six candlesticks, a pair with 1993.345.2. The tall shaped circular molded base has alternating palm branches, shells, and blank cartouches surrounded by leaves. Above this is a band of guilloche with four rosettes and foliage. The spirally fluted dome rises to a shaped triangular...

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Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EG, a rayed sun (Dennis, 176). Warden's Mark: 1753-1754: a crowned N (Dennis, 194). Charge Mark: 1750-1756: a crowned A with palm and laurel branches (Dennis, 112). Discharge mark: forsmall work, 1750-1756: a hen's head (Dennis, 194). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838: a small crab (Tardy, p. 173). The Maker's, Warden's and Discharge Marks are on the interior rim and the bottom of the base, the Warden's and Ma ker's marks are also in the nozzle, while the Discharge and Guarantee marks are on the rim of the base.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1753–54

Object Place

Paris, France


28.1 cm (11 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver