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One of a pair of candlesticks: M.6B-1965

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one of a pair of candlesticks


Grebeude, N. (Silversmith)


Silver; cast octagonal

Silver; cast, of octagonal form. The urn-shaped sconce on a slender vase-shaped column over a flattened knop, stands on a slightly domed base with stepped octagonal foot. (with M.6B-1965


History note: S.J. Phillips, Bond Street, London W1

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.2 cm
Height: 9⅞ in
Weight: 560 g
Weight: 18 oz

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965-11-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 18th Century
Louis XV
1723 CE - 1724 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Width 13 cm Width 5⅛ in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting : Silver, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DR
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: G crowned
  • Location: On the underside of the base and inside the sconce
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Warden's mark

Inscription present: a crowned fleur de lys between two grains, over a vase between 'N' and 'G'

  • Text: NG
  • Location: On the inside rim of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a crowned 'A' interlaced with two 'L's

  • Text: A
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Charge mark

Inscription present: a sun

  • Location: On the outside edge of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Discharge mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6B-1965
Primary reference Number: 158307
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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