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Foot of Candlestick

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Openwork tripod base with claw feet and molded knop surrounding a round socket. Cast in one piece and chased. Dogs with open mouths, extended tongues, and long curled tails separate the decoration, which is virtually identical on each of the three sides. Within a central medallion ringed with...

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Provenance

1933, Silberman Galleries, New York; May 8, 1933, sold by Silberman to Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. N3115); June 8, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 49, to the MFA for $190 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: June 9, 1949) NOTES: [1] This was purchased together with MFA accession no. 49.525.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

English (?), Medieval, second quarter of 12th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

8.5 x 11.1 x 11.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.524

Medium or Technique

Bronze (90.2% copper, 5.7% tin, 4.1% lead, trace of zinc)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork