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One of a pair of candlesticks: MAR.M.10.2 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

one of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Cafe, John

Entities

Categories

Description

Silver; cast, baluster shape embossed with scrolls, flowers and shells; with detachable nozzle (with MAR.M.10.1 & A-1912)

Silver; the urn-shaped sconce is on a hexagonal vase-shaped column over a circular knop. The shaped circular foot rises to a central dome. The whole cast candlestick is heavily chased with shells, flowers, scrolls and gadroons. The removable cast sconce has a border of scrolls and flowers.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 860 g
Weight: 27 : 13 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
1756 CE - 1757 CE

Note

The nozzle and sconce have a small series of notches cut into the rim, so that they can remain together after cleaning. There were obviously four or more candlesticks, as this candlestick and its nozzle each have four notches.

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Base Diameter 17.4 cm Diameter 6⅞ in
To Top Of Nozzle Height 30.6 cm Height 12⅛ in
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Casting : The candlesticks were cast in several parts, then soldered and decorated with chasing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: Under the rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: :C
  • Location: Under the rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: Under the rim of the foot, and on the sconce and nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: A
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.10.2 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 157308
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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