Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Thomas Folkingham (active 1703–29)
Date:
1715–16
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height (each): 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.266, .267
Not on view
Inscription: On underside of .266: 13-11-

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Gothic v (London date letter for 1715–16);
[4] FO, mullet below, mitre(?) above (maker's mark for Thomas Folkingham, entered 1707).

Location of marks:
[2]–[4] on underside of .266;
[1] very imperfect strike, top of mark only on underside of .266;
[3] also on candleholder of .266;
[1] on underside of .267, once fairly well, twice more, one over the other and very incomplete.
Private Collection (until 1967; sale, Christie's, London, April 12, 1967, no. 120); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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