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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Manner of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (French, Turin 1695–1750 Paris)
Date:
1735–50
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Height (each): 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Diam. of base (each): 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Charles Wrightsman, by exchange, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.178.1, .2
Not on view
These candlesticks are freely adapted from the same design by Meissonnier as the candlestick in front of them. The different surface treatments, however—punched and matted or smooth and burnished—would have resulted in different reflections of light.
[ Michel Meyer , Paris, until 1977; sold to MMA ]
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