Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of candelabra

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1747–48
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (.19): 22 in. (55.9 cm); Height (.20): 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Widener and Mrs. Eleanor Widener Dixon, 1958
Accession Number:
58.7.19, .20
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Indistinct, probably small Roman m (date letter for 1747–48);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] PL script, crown above, rest not clear (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie).

Location of marks:
All marks on side of feet.

Note on marks:
Marks very worn and in some cases, as date letters and maker's marks, all but illegible.
George D. Widener ; and Mrs. Eleanor Elkins Rice (until 1958; to MMA)
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