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Pair of candlesticks

Jean-Baptiste-François Chéret (1728, master 1759, recorded up to 1791)

Date:
1767–68
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each, H. 11-1/4 in. (28.6 cm.); Diam. foot 6-1/8 in. (15.6 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.25a, b, .26a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J B C, a key (maker's mark)
    [2] Crowned A with laurel branch at left (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1762-68)
    [3] Crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
    [4] Crowned D (Paris warden's mark, 1767-68)
    [5] A rose (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1762-68)
    [6] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
    [7] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

    Location of marks:
    [1] under base, inside foot ring, inside socket of each
    [2] under each base, inside socket of .26b
    [3] on inside of each foot rim, inside socket of .25b
    [4] under base and inside foot rim of each
    [5] on outside of each foot rim
    [6] on outside of each socket
    [7] on outside of socket, on rims of nozzle, on outside of foot rim of each

  • Provenance

    Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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