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Set of four candlesticks

Maker:
Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham)
Date:
1806–8
Culture:
British, Birmingham
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.39a, b–.42a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] anchor (Birmingham town mark);
[3] i, Birmingham date letter for 1806–7;
[4] Birmingham date letter for 1807–8;
[5] King's head (duty paid mark);
[6] M B, in rectangle, Matthew Boulton.

Location of marks:
[1],[2],[3],[5],[6] on bobêche of .39, bobêche and base of .40 and .42;
[3] on base of .39;
[1],[2],[4],[5],[6] on stem of bobêche and on base of .41.
Jacob Ruppert (until 1939; bequeathed to MMA)
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