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Pair of candlesticks

Jacques-Pierre Marteau (apprenticed 1740, master 1757, died 1779)

Date:
1775
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each: H. 10-3/4 in. (27.3 cm.); Diam. 6-1/8 in. (27.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.27a, b, .28a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J M P, device a hammer (maker's mark);
    [2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1774–80);
    [3] PARIS in cipher (Paris charge mark for small silver, 1774–80);
    [4] Crowned L (Paris warden's mark, 1774–75);
    [5] Ox head (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1774–80);
    [6] B E, illegible device between, in lozenge (unidentified maker's mark);
    [7] Head of Minerva (mark for first standard silver, Paris and provinces, 1838 to present);
    [8] Small weevil in rectangle (French mark for silver imported from countries with customs conventions, 1893 to present);

    Location of marks:
    [1], [4] under dome of base and foot rim of each;
    [2] under dome of foot on .28a;
    [3] under foot rim of each, and under dome of base on .27a;
    [5] on foot rim of each;
    [6], [7] on bobêches;
    [8] on foot rim of each

  • Provenance

    Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; bequeathed to MMA)

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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