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One of a pair of candlesticks: MAR.M.82.2 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

One of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

Unidentified (Silversmith)

Description

Silver, spiral fluted stem on large knop and domed foot, embossed with flowers

Silver of a light guage of metal. The spiral fluted stem stands on a large flattened circular knop above a slightly domed circular foot. The whole is embossed and chased with flowers, including tulips and carnations, and foliage. The detachable nozzle has a broad flat drip pan which is embossed and chased with flowers and floiage. (a pair with MAR.M.82.1 & A-1912)

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.4 cm
Height: 12 in
Weight: 515 g
Weight: 16: 11 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Antwerp ⪼ Flanders ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912-06-18) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Third quarter of 17th century
1664 CE - 1665 CE

School or Style

Baroque

Components of the work

Base Diameter 19.3 cm Diameter 7⅝ in
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IG
  • Location: On the base of the foot and the base of the sconce
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: crowned hand

  • Location: On the foot, underneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: crowned H

  • Location: On the foot, underneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Date letter

Inscription present: a mouse in an oval

  • Location: On the foot, underneath the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: ET
  • Location: On the top of the drip pan
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Import mark

Inscription present: a dolphin

  • Location: On the top of the drip pan
  • Method of creation: Struck

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.82.2 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 157664
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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