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One of a pair of wall sconces: M.52B-1961

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Titles

one of a pair of wall sconces

Maker(s)

Unknown (Silversmith)

Description

Silver, the oval back plate engraved with a Chinoiserie scene of hoho birds, exotic plants and a Chinese figure.

Silver, the oval gadroon-edged frame with scroll branch. The back of the frame has four fittings for nuts and a bar pierced with a key-hole shape to so the sconce can be hung from a hook on a wall. The detachable central back plate is engraved with a Chinoiserie scene of hoho birds, exotic plants and a pagoda. The scroll branch supports a detachable circular drip pan (A) and screw-on sconce, both decorated with gadrooned borders. Behind the back plate is a wood pad covered with maroon velvet. Pair with M.52A-1961.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Louis Colville Gray Clarke MA, LL.D (1881-1960), Cambridge

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1680 : Charles I

Note

No maker's mark or hallmarks

Components of the work

Frame Height 27.2 cm Height 10¾ in Width 11 cm Width 4⅜ in
Borders Branch Decoration Sconce

Materials used in production

Silver

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.52B-1961
Primary reference Number: 162325
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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