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Set of four candlesticks

Maker:
John Carter II (active 1768–1777)
Date:
1771–73
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Base 5 in. sq. (12.7 cm. sq.)
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;
[2] London date letters Q and R for 1771-72 and 1772-73;
[3] Lion passant;
[4] I C, pellet between, maker's mark for John Carter (Jackson, 1921, pp. 87, 213)

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]
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