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

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one of a pair of candlesticks


Winter & Co, John (Silversmith)


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)


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


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Base 5¼ in Width 13.2 cm

Materials used in production


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.

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

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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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