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One of a pair of alter candlesticks: MAR.M.76A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


one of a pair of alter candlesticks


Silversmith: Unknown




Silver and silver-gilt; the pricket candlestick embossed and chased with cherubs, gadroons and foliage.

Silver and silver-gilt; only the pricket and drip pan are silver-gilt. Thse are supported on a bell-shaped sconce, which is embossed and chased with a border of gadroons and leaves. The stem comprises two balusters - one inverted - each with a plain knop at the outer end and an acanthus leaf embossed inner end, meeting in a flattened gadroon and leaf embossed and chased knop. The bell-shaped foot is embossed and chased with a border of swags, leaves and ribbons above three winged cherubs with vacant cartouches between. The three ball feet are each surmounted by a claw with leaf capital. (with MAR.M.76B-1912)


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 74.3 cm
Height: 29ΒΌ in

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, second half#
Circa 1650 CE - 1700 CE


No maker's mark or hallmarks

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Components of the work

Base composed of wood Diameter 20.2 cm Diameter 8 in
Body composed of silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.76A-1912
Primary reference Number: 159925
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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