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One of a pair of candlesticks: M.64A-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


one of a pair of candlesticks


Silversmith: KP




Silver; knopped stem and ocatagonal base with gadrooned borders

Silver. The cylindrical sconce above a knopped stem on a stepped octagonal base. Gadrooned borders at the top and bottom of the spool, on the lowest knop and the foot, and an applied wavy border on the central spool and foot. The bottom of the spool has been drilled with a hole, possibly to hold a later electic cord.


History note: Not known before testator, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, LL.D, Cambridge

Legal notes

Louis C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 19 cm
Height: 7 ½ in
Weight: 440 g
Weight: 14: 3 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Emden ⪼ Hanover ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th century
1712 - 1726

Components of the work

Base Width 12.7 cm Width 5 in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: 'EC' with the E reversed and curved against the C

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.64A-1961
Primary reference Number: 157644
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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