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Pair of candelabra

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

Date:
1768–69
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each, H. 13-1/2 in. (34.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.393a, b, .394a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J B C, device a key (maker's mark)
    [2] Crowned foliate A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1768-74)
    [3] Rosette of fleurons (Paris mark charge for gold and small silver, 1768-74)
    [4] Crowned E (Paris warden's mark, 1768-69)
    [5] Woman's head profile to right (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1768-74)
    [6] Helmeted head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1768-74)
    [7] Swan in oval (French mark for silver imported from countries without customs conventions, 1838 to present)
    [8] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

    Location of marks:
    [1], [3] under each foot rim; inside each socket and under each branch of .394b
    [1], [2], [4] inside central insetting flange of .394b
    [2], [4] under dome of each base (traces of each mark)
    [4] inside each socket of .394b
    [5], [7] on outside of each foot rim
    [6] on outside of central insetting flange of .394b
    [8] on rims of all sockets

  • Provenance

    Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)

  • See also
    Who
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    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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