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Candlestick

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The candlesticks rest on a flat base of shaped outline that is embossed with overlapping acanthus foliage. The stem is formed of three sections: the lower third consists of a cast disk of acanthus leaves above which rests an open calyx of four acanthus leaves; the middle section is formed by an...

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Provenance

According to tradition, descended from Peter Gunning, Bishop of Ely (1614–84), July 27, 1922, sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 65; Walter H. WIllson, Ltd., London; 1924, sold by Walter H. Willson, Ltd. to Frank Brewer Bemis; 1935, bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

English, 1676–77

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); W. 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.); Weight 433.8 gm (13 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

35.1568

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver