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Hand candlestick: M.1-1954

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: CAR/??O




Silver; the low sconce on a shaped octagonal dished drip pan with long handle; set on three bun feet; the thumbpiece in the form of a shell; the tweezer style snuffer attached to a chain


History note: Not known before donor, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 29.5 cm
Length: 11⅝ in

Place(s) associated

  • Barcelona ⪼ Catalonia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-04-22) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, second half#
Ferdinand VI or Charles III
1750 CE - 1780 CE


The maker's mark CAR/??O has not been identified

Components of the work

To Top Of Sconce Height 5 cm Height 2 in
Gross Weight 174 g Weight 5:12 oz:dwt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1954
Primary reference Number: 140584
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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