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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Antoine Plot (1701–1772, master 1729)
Date:
1730–31
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each, H. 8-5/8 in. (21.9 cm.); Diam. 4-7/8 in. (12.4 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.39, .40
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved under each foot) I G

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, A B, device a ball or pincushion (maker's mark)
[2] A crowned on left side (Paris charge mark for silver, 1726-32)
[3] Crowned O (Paris warden's mark, 1730-31)
[4] Crowned martlet (Paris discharge mark for medium-sized silver, 1726-32)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] under foot, inside base rim, inside socket of each, each mark struck at least twice in each place
[4] on outside of each base rim
[5] outside socket and base rim of each
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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