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Pair of candelabra

Maker:
John Carter II (active 1768–1777)
Date:
1771–72
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height (each): 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Height (with arms): 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.83a–d, .84a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
Inscription: Incised on .83b on upper edge of candle sockets of arm: [1] on one, 7; [2] on the other, 8; scratched on bottom: 6/18 J-h; incised on .84b on upper edge of candle sockets of arm: [1] on one, 1; [2] on the other, 2

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned; [2] Q (London date letter for 1771–72); [3] Lion passant; [4] I C, pellet between, in rectangle (maker's mark for John Carter)

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] under foot, one in each corner; on insetting socket of each candle arm
[3] on outside of candle holder at top of stem
[3] on insetting rim of .83c, d and .84c
Jules S. Bache , New York (until 1949; to MMA)
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