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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Jacques Besnier (1688–1761, apprentice 1701, master 1720, recorded 1756)
Date:
1729–30
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each: H. 9 1/4 x W. of base 5 1/8 x D. of base 5 1/8 in. (23.5 x 13 x 13 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.43a, b, .44a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 522
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J B, device a shell (maker's mark);
[2] A crowned on left side (Paris charge mark for large and medium-sized silver, 1726–32);
[3] Crowned N (Paris warden's mark, 1729–30);
[4] Crowned martlet (Paris discharge mark for medium-sized pieces, 1726–32);
[5] Arm (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1744–50);
[6] Crowned I (Paris warden's mark, 1749–50);
[7] Salmon's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1744–50);

Location of marks:
[1] on underside of each foot and each bobêche;
[2] under each foot and inside each nozzle;
[3] under each foot, and twice inside each nozzle;
[4] on outside of each foot rim;
[5], [6] on underside of each bobêche;
[7] on top of each bobêche
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; bequeathed to MMA)
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