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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
François Thomas Germain (French, Paris 1726–1791 Paris, master 1748)
Date:
1757–59
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 10-1/2 in. (26.7 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.243a, b, .244a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 522
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains de remède, F T G (maker's small mark);
[2] Crowned foliate A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1756–62);
[3] Harrow (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1756–62);
[4] Crowned R (Paris warden's mark, 1757–58);
[5] Crowned S (Paris warden's mark, 1758–59);
[6] Little cow (Paris mark of discharge for work intended for export, 1765–74[?]);
[7] Swan in oval (French mark for silver imported from countries without customs conventions, 1838 to present);

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