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One of a pair of candlesticks: MAR.M.22.2 & A-1912

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Object information

Titles

one of a pair of candlesticks

Maker(s)

Winter & Co, John (Silversmith)

Description

Silver; Neoclassical, corinthian capitals, oak leaf spiral round the column, urns and foliage on the square base.

Silver; stamped from sheet metal and filled with pitch or plaster of Paris; the base with a metal plug covered in green baize. The sconce formed as a Corinthian capital. The plain column is decorated with a spiral of oak leaves and acorns. The domed square base has two gadrooned borders above and below the four sides, three of which contain a Classical urn, the forth contains a vacant oval cartouche; the corners are decorated with scrolling foliage. The shaped square pull-off nozzles have a gadrooned border. (with MAR.M.22.1 & A-1912)

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.2 cm
Height: 12⅝ in

Place(s) associated

  • Sheffield ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

3rd quarter 18th Century
George III
1774 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Base Base 5¼ in Width 13.2 cm
Decoration

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Stamping (forming) : The components of the candlestick were stamped from sheet metal, which was then seamed and filled with pitch or plaster of Paris. The decoration was chased.
Seaming

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IW & Co
  • Location: On the edge of the foot and the nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the edge of the foot and on the nozzle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: crown

  • Location: On the edge of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: small gothic

  • Text: f
  • Location: On the edge of the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.22.2 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 158342
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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