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One of a pair of silver altar candlesticks, Netherlandish

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MAR.M.76B-1912: Altar candlestick. Unknown silversmith, Netherlands, Dutch. The pricket candlestick embossed and chased with cherubs, gadroons and foliage. Only the pricket and drip pan are silver-gilt. Thse are supported on a bell-shaped sconce, which is embossed and chased with a border of gadroons and leaves. The stem comprises two balusters - one inverted - each with a plain knop at the outer end and an acanthus leaf embossed inner end, meeting in a flattened gadroon and leaf embossed and chased knop. The bell-shaped foot is embossed and chased with a border of swags, leaves and ribbons above three winged cherubs with vacant cartouches between. The three ball feet are each surmounted by a claw with leaf capital. Silver and silver-gilt, wooden base, height, overall, 74.3 cm, diameter, base, 20.2 cm, approximate, circa 1650-1700. Notes: The roundels of Christ are after plaquettes by an artist in the workshop of Matthias Wallbaum (1554-1632). 

MAR.M.76B-1912: Altar candlestick. Unknown silversmith, Netherlands, Dutch. The pricket candlestick embossed and chased with cherubs, gadroons and foliage. Only the pricket and drip pan are silver-gilt. Thse are supported on a bell-shaped sconce, which is embossed and chased with a border of gadroons and leaves. The stem comprises two balusters - one inverted - each with a plain knop at the outer end and an acanthus leaf embossed inner end, meeting in a flattened gadroon and leaf embossed and chased knop. The bell-shaped foot is embossed and chased with a border of swags, leaves and ribbons above three winged cherubs with vacant cartouches between. The three ball feet are each surmounted by a claw with leaf capital. Silver and silver-gilt, wooden base, height, overall, 75.2 cm, diameter, base, 20.2 cm, approximate, circa 1650-1700. Notes: The roundels of Christ are after plaquettes by an artist in the workshop of Matthias Wallbaum (1554-1632).

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One of a pair of altar candlesticks. MAR.M.76B-1912: Altar candlestick. Unknown silversmith, Netherlands, Dutch. The pricket candlestick embossed and chased with cherubs, gadroons and foliage. Only the pricket and drip pan are silver-gilt. Thse are supported on a bell-shaped sconce, which is embossed and chased with a border of gadroons and leaves. The stem comprises two balusters - one inverted - each with a plain knop at the outer end and an acanthus leaf embossed inner end, meeting in a flattened gadroon and leaf embossed and chased knop. The bell-shaped foot is embossed and chased with a border of swags, leaves and ribbons above three winged cherubs with vacant cartouches between. The three ball feet are each surmounted by a claw with leaf capital. Silver and silver-gilt, wooden base, height, overall, 74.3 cm, diameter, base, 20.2 cm, approximate, circa 1650-1700. Notes: The roundels of Christ are after plaquettes by an artist in the workshop of Matthias Wallbaum (1554-1632). MAR.M.76B-1912: Altar candlestick. Unknown silversmith, Netherlands, Dutch. The pricket candlestick embossed and chased with cherubs, gadroons and foliage. Only the pricket and drip pan are silver-gilt. Thse are supported on a bell-shaped sconce, which is embossed and chased with a border of gadroons and leaves. The stem comprises two balusters - one inverted - each with a plain knop at the outer end and an acanthus leaf embossed inner end, meeting in a flattened gadroon and leaf embossed and chased knop. The bell-shaped foot is embossed and chased with a border of swags, leaves and ribbons above three winged cherubs with vacant cartouches between. The three ball feet are each surmounted by a claw with leaf capital. Silver and silver-gilt, wooden base, height, overall, 75.2 cm, diameter, base, 20.2 cm, approximate, circa 1650-1700. Notes: The roundels of Christ are after plaquettes by an artist in the workshop of Matthias Wallbaum (1554-1632).

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.76A-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/20.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1011 pixels
  • Image width: 449 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 275.40kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 20/1
  • Captured: 2008:04:14 15:03:40

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17th Century acanthus altar candlesticks ball feet ball foot baluster candle holder candlesticks cartouche chased cherubs church plate claws drip pan Dutch embossed feet festoon Fitz_AA foliage foliate foot gadrooned gadroons garlands knop leaves Netherlandish pricket roundel roundels sconce Silver silver-gilt silverware swags

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