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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Jean-François Balzac (1711–1766, master by privilege of court service 1749, master in Paris guild 1755)
Date:
1763–64
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each, H. 10 1/4 in. (26.0 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Ella Morris de Peyster, 1958
Accession Number:
58.60.3, .4
Not on view
Marking: [1] A crown, 2 grains de remède, J F B, a shell (maker's second 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 Z (Paris warden's mark, 1763-64)
[5] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)

Location of marks:
[1], [4] inside nozzle, underneath dome of foot, inside foot rim of each
[2] under dome of foot of each
[3] inside nozzle and inside foot rim of each
[5] on outside of foot rim of each
Ella Morris de Peyster (until 1958; bequeathed to MMA)
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