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One of a pair of candlesticks: MAR.M.23.1 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Courtyard

Titles

one of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Winter & Co, John

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Description

Silver; Neoclassical, decorated with ram's masks, swags, medallionsand other classical motifs

Silver; stamped from sheet metal and filled with pitch or plaster of Paris; the base with a wood plug. The spool-shaped sconce is fluted above a border of Greek key decoration. The top of the column is decorated with four ram's masks holding swags; beneath each mask is a slender leg, which forms four corners to the slender vase-shaped column, which is also fluted. Each leg terminates in a hoof standing on the square base set with medallions. The slightly domed square foot is decorated with borders of stiff leaf decoration. Each of its sides is hung with swags of husks over - on three sides - a Classical vase, and on the forth side an oval plaque engraved with a crest. The circular pull-off nozzle has a border of stiff leaf decoration. (with MAR.M.23.2 7 A)

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.5 cm
Height: 11⅝ in

Place(s) associated

  • Sheffield ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
1775 CE - 1776 CE

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Base Width 13.1 cm Width 5⅛ in

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Stamping (forming) : The components of the candlestick were stamped from sheet metal, which was then seamed and filled with pitch or plaster of Paris. The decoration was chased.
Seaming
Chasing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IW & Co
  • Location: On the edge of the foot and the nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the edge of the foot and the nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: crown

  • Location: On the edge of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: n
  • Location: On the edge of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.23.1 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 140656
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 December 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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