Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Set of four candlesticks

Maker:
John Carter II (active 1768–1777)
Date:
1771–73
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
each: 11 3/4 × 5 in. (29.8 × 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.121.1a, b–.4a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] London date letters Q and R (for 1771–72 and 1772–73);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] I C, pellet between (maker's mark for John Carter).

Location of marks:
(.1) on base: [1], [2] (R) and [3];
(.2) on base: [1], [2] (R), [3] and [4]
(.3) on base: [1], [2] (Q), and [3].
(.4) on base: [1],[2] (Q), [3] and [4].
On bobêches: [3], [4]
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , London, until 1929; sold to MMA ]
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