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One of a pair of candlesticks: M.8.1 & A-1950

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

one of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Archambo, Peter I

Entities

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Description

Silver; cast, shaped square decorated with masks and shells

Silver, the cast candlestick has an urn-shaped sconce on a square vase-shaped column with shell corners. This is over a knop decorated with masks of men and women in medieval headresses. The foot has a central circular well; the shaped square sides are stepped and in each of the four corners is a large mask of a women with flowing hair or a bearded man. The detachable nozzle has an applied moulded border. Both the stick and the nozzle are engraved with a crest. E.L is engraved under the foot. (a pair with M.8.2 & A-1950)

Notes

History note: Not known before testator; retained during her lifetime by Mrs Riches

Legal notes

T.H. Riches Bequest, 1935

Measurements and weight

Weight: 900 g
Weight: 28: 19 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1935) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

18th Century, Mid
George II
1733 CE - 1734 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

To Nozzle Height 12.7 cm Height 8½ in
Foot Width 15 cm Width 6 in
Candlestick
Crest
Decoration
Initials
Nozzle

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EL
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: S
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: 'PA' beneath a crown

  • Text: PA
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8.1 & A-1950
Primary reference Number: 119245
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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