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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1734/35
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed .42): 9 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in., 28 oz. 15 dwt. (22.9 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm, 894.5g) Overall (confirmed .43): 9 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in., 26 oz. 15 dwt. (22.9 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm, 832.5g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.42, .43
Not on view
The design of these candlesticks follows a conventional model. This pair, however, part of a set of six, is nearly twice the size and weight of a typical example. They were made for a club of High Tory aristocrats called the Honorable Board of Loyal Brotherhood, whose members met for boisterous evenings of wine and conversation.
Marking: .42
[1] PL, fleur-de-lis below, crown above (Grimwade 2203)
[2] T, London date letter for 1734-35
[3] Leopard's head crowned
[4] Lion passant guardant

scratched: 30=14
IIII

Location of marks:
1-4 on underside

.43
[1] PL (Grimwade 2203)
[2] Lion passant guardant
[3] Leopard's head crowned
[2] T, London date letter for 1734-35


scratched: 30=14
II

Location of marks:
1-4 on underside
2 on nozzle
possibly William Randolph Hearst (until 19??) ; Miss Pamela Woolworth ; [ S. J. Shrubsole ; to Untermyer, December 20, 1960 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1960–68; to MMA)
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