Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Set of four candlesticks

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1745–46
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (each): 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.85a, b–.88a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved: on base of sockets: under foot:
[.85a, b] No 6 No 6 29=5
[.86a, b] No 3 No 3 28=15
[.87a, b] No 5 No 5 29
[.88a, b] No 4 No 4 28=12

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Small K in shaped shield (London date letter for 1745–46);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] P L, (bottom obliterated) (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie).

Location of marks:
All on outside of foot rim of each candlestick (maker's mark nearly effaced on all but .85a)
Jules S. Bache , New York (until d. 1944; to MMA)
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