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Candlestick (one of a set of six)

J. C. (probably), London (ca. 1675–1676)
British, London
Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.37a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Cypher on the initial I ensigned by a baron's coronet possibly for Isabella, Lady Tweedmouth

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London mark);
[2] Lion passant guardant (hind part and tail only);
[3] S (London date letter for 1675/76);
[4] JC (or IA or TC), script, conjoined, crowned in circular punch.

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on base, on facet to left of that with impaled arms, above the coroneted cypher
Lady Tweedsmouth (until 1945; her sale, Sotheby's, London, June 7, 1945, no. 153) ; Lady Baron (until 1956; sale, Sotheby's, London, July 5, 1956, no. 119) ; [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until September 26, 1956; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (1956–68; to MMA)
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