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Candelabrum (one of a pair)

Maker:
David Willaume II (British, 1693–1761)
Date:
1742/43
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 15 1/4 x 12 9/16 x 5 1/2 in., 61.818oz. (38.7 x 31.9 x 14 cm, 1752.5g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.34a, b
Not on view
The modeler of these candlesticks, influenced by contemporary French designs, has endowed the usually static form with an organic, upward-sweeping energy. Although the rococo style in England developed its own distinctive character, it remained strongly associated with France and French taste.
Inscription: Crest in the wax pans: goat's head erased

Marking: [1] Lion passant
[2] Leopard's head
[3] letter g for 1742
[4] Maker's mark by Paul de Lamerie (Grimwade 2204) worn
[5] Maker's mark by David Willaume II (Grimwade 517) defaced

location of marks:
2-3 on underside
1, 4 on both nozzles
Major Hugo Meynell (until 1946; sale, Christie's, London, July 24, 1946, no. 25) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. (until 1959; to Irwin Untermyer, March 2, 1959) ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1959–68; to MMA)
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