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Candlestick

Maker:
Cornelius Kierstede (1674–ca. 1757)
Date:
ca. 1705
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 7/16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (29.1 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm); 25 6 oz. (808.3 g) Without bobeche: H. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm); 22 oz. 17 dwt. (710.9 g) Bobeche: 2 1/4 x 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 in. (5.7 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm); 3 oz. 3 dwt. (97.4 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Cammann, 1957
Accession Number:
57.153a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Inscription: engraved on underside of base in shaded roman: S / I * E
scratched on underside of base: 26: 1/2 onsen

Marking: marked twice on base: CK (in rectangle)
Elizabeth Staats Wendell (1659–1737) and Johannes Schuyler (1668–1747); according to family history, by descent to Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson (1834–1898); to his daughter, Helena Van Cortlandt Clarkson Cammann (1877–1967); to her son, Robert Livingston Cammann (1912–2001); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1957.
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