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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1749–50
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (candlesticks only, each): 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); Height (with arms, each): 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1945
Accession Number:
45.60.50a–g, .51a–g
Not on view
Inscription: On base of .50a: 33-16 (weight)

On base of .51a: 34-6 (weight)

Engraved on .50c: N.4

Engraved on .5ac: N.1

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] O (London date letter for 1749);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] Crown, script PL, pellet between, large pellet below, in reserve (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie mark, entered 1739).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on edge of base of each candlestick
[3], [4] on bobêches: 45.60.50f, g and .51f, g
Jules S. Bache , New York (until 1945; sold to MMA)
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