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Candlestick: M.465B-1985

Object information

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The Derby Marble Works (Probably)




Black stone (marble/slate?) with etched decoration. Of baluster shape with a wide circular drip pan and narrower circular foot, standing on a square, stepped pedestal. In a pair with M.465A-1985. The baluster is decorated with festoons of roses, thistles and shamrock suspended from bows between borders of scallops.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mr Jan Ellison

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Ellison, Jan, Mrs


Mid-19th Century
Circa 1840 - Circa 1870


See information, xeroxes of documents, etc. sent by Lucy Wood and received 3rd June, 1991. From this it appears that the Fitzwilliam's candlesticks probably came from The Derby Marble Works, founded in the 18th century and run by a Mr Brown, Brown and Son, Brown and Mawe, a Mr Hall and in 1850 by his sons Joseph and Thomas Hall.

See letter of 11th August, 1989 from Lucy Wood, Assistant Keeper of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, giving information about possible origin of these candlesticks.

Components of the work


Materials used in production

uncertain Slate
uncertain Marble

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.465B-1985
Primary reference Number: 31082
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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