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One of a pair of candlesticks: MAR.M.11.2 & A-1912

Object information

Titles

one of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

I. K (Silversmith)

Description

Silver, cast baluster shaped, decorated with Rococo scrolls and flowers, with detachable nozzle (with MAR.M.11.1 & A-1912)

Silver; the cast stem has an urn-shaped sconce over a baluster-shaped and a circular knop, all of which is heavily decorated with scrolls and flowers on a matted ground. The trumpet-shaped circular base with roccaille caylix, standing on six feet in the shape of flowers or scrolls. The datachable nozzle has a border of leaves and buds.

Notes

History note: Not known before Charles Brinsley Marlay, London

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 1000 g
Weight: 32: 3 oz: dwt

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
1773 CE - 1774 CE

Note

Maker's mark not identified

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Base Diameter 16.5 cm Diameter 6½ in
Top Of Nozzle Height 30 cm Height 11⅞ in
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: leopard's head crowned
  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot and on the sconce and nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: S
  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: I.K
  • Location: On the outside rim of the foot and on the sconce and nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.11.2 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 158298
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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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