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One of a pair of wall sconces: M.52A-1961

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Current Location: In storage


one of a pair of wall sconces


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver, the oval back plate engraved with a Chinoiserie scene of hoho birds, exotic plants and a Chinese figure.

Silver, the oval gadroon-edged frame with scroll branch. The back of the frame has four fittings for nuts (three missing) and a bar pierced with a key-hole shape to so the sconce can be hung from a hook on a wall. The detachable central back plate is engraved with a Chinoiserie scene of hoho birds, exotic plants and a Chinese figure. The scroll branch supports a detachable circular drip pan (A) and screw-on sconce, both decorated with gadrooned borders. Behind the back plate is a wood pad covered with maroon velvet. Pair with M.52B-1961.


History note: Unknown before Louis Colville Gray Clarke MA, LL.D (1881-1960)

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Late 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1680 : Charles I


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Frame Height 26.7 cm Height 10½ in Width 11 cm Width 4⅜ in

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Accession number: M.52A-1961
Primary reference Number: 140607
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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