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Three light candelabra branch

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Each candlestick rests on a square plinth that is cast in one piece and bordered with a band of acanthus foliage. The two sections of the baluster stem, joined above the knop, are formed of cast halves, vertically seamed. The stem rises from a circular base with a guilloche border, beading and...

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ARMORIALS: on each pan and central waxpan, crest of Sir Richard Phillips, seventh baronet of Pitcon Castle, co. Pembroke (d. 1823), created baron Milford 1776. INSCRIPTION: engraved on corner of each, monogram RMP with crest in center; scratched underside of each base No 1 42'' 11; no 2 40'' 19


Underside of each candlestic base, maker's mark SC over IC (Grimwade 2497), (Grimwade 2497); date letter O; leopard's head crowned; lion passant. On stem of each waxpan, maker's mark, SW (Grimwade 2663); sovereign's head; lion passant; date letter k. On underside of branch waxpans and on foot of each end of nozzle, lion passant.


1993, purchased by the MFA through gift of Mrs. Bernard C. Weld.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, Gift of Mrs. Irving K. Hall, Bequest of George Nixon Black, Estate of Mrs William Dorr Boardman, Gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol, and Abigail W. Clark, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman, Anonymous Gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, Miss Grace W. Treadwell, Gift of Miss M. H. Jewell, Gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, Gift of Hollis French, Gift of Mrs. D. Wilmarth Cressey, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Greene, Bequest of Amelia Peabody, by exchange, and Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch

English (London), 1769–70 and 1825–26

Object Place

London, England


35.2 x 15 x 15.1 cm (13 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 5 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver