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Pair of candlesticks (part of a toilet service)

Maker:
Antoine Plot (1701–1772, master 1729)
Date:
1765–66
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each, H. 4-7/8 in. (12.4 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.257a, b, .258a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, A P, device a ball or pincushion (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A with laurel branch (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1762-68)
[3] Crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
[4] Crowned B (Paris warden's mark, 1765-66)
[5] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
[6] Bearded man's head, numeral 2 (French provinces mark for 2nd standard silver, 1819-38)
[7] Head of Hercules flanked by 3 and 6, in oval (excise mark for large silver, Grenoble, 1819-38)
[8] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1] inside each foot rim, on top rim and inside socket of each bobêche
[2] inside .258b
[3], [4] inside each foot rim
[5] on outside of each foot rim and each bobêche
[6], [7] on outside of each foot rim
[8] on outside of foot rim, bobêche, and on top rim of socket of each
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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