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Candlestick

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One of a pair of cast candlesticks. The stepped shaped circular base has a band of egg and dart molding followed by vertical fluting and a band of horizontal reeding with alternating large and small acanthus leaf motifs. The spirally fluted dome rises to a facetted triangular knop with a band of...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FR, a cock (Nocq, p. 402). Warden's Mark: 1735-1736: a crowned T (Dennis, 51). Charge Mark: 1732-1738: a crowned A (Dennis, 51). For large and medium-sized work, 1732-1738: a horse (Dennis, 51). Maker's, Warden's and Charge marks are on the inside rim of the base and the interior of the nozzle. The discharge mark is on the rim of the base.

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

French (Paris), 1735–36

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.376.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver