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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 3/4 x 6 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. (29.8 x 16.4 x 16.4 cm); 26 oz. 2 dwt. (811.9 g) Candlestick (without bobeche): H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); 22 oz. 18 dwt. (712.9 g) Bobeche: 2 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (5.6 x 7.1 x 7 cm); 3 oz. 4 dwt. (99 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Clermont L. Barnwell, 1964
Accession Number:
64.83a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
These richly ornamented candlesticks and the accompanying snuffer stand were originally owned by Johannes Schuyler, the mayor of Albany from 1703 to 1706, and his wife, Elsie Staats Schuyler, who were married in 1695. The chinoiserie chasing on the bases is extremely rare in American silver.
Inscription: engraved on underside of base in shaded roman: S / I * E
scratched on underside of base: 26 = onsen : 8 (tilted to the side) : pinnie

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 Elizabeth Marié Barnwell (1860–1940); to her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Steward Morris Burrill (Mrs. Clermont Livingston) Barnwell (1895–1985); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1964.
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