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Pair of candlesticks

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1734/35
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (.42, confirmed): 9 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in., 28 oz. 15 dwt. (22.9 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm, 894.5g);
Overall (.43, confirmed): 9 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in., 26 oz. 15 dwt. (22.9 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm, 832.5g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.42, .43
Not on view
The design of these candlesticks follows a conventional model. This pair, however, part of a set of six, is nearly twice the size and weight of a typical example. They were made for a club of High Tory aristocrats called the Honorable Board of Loyal Brotherhood, whose members met for boisterous evenings of wine and conversation.
Inscription: Scratched on underside of .42: 30=14 / IIII

Scratched on underside of .43: 30=14 / II

Marking: .42:
[1] PL, fleur-de-lis below, crown above (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie);
[2] T (London date letter for 1734–35);
[3] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[4] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside

.43:
[1] PL, fleur-de-lis below, crown above (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie);
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] T (London date letter for 1734–35).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside
[2] on nozzle
possibly William Randolph Hearst (until 19[??]) ; Miss Pamela Woolworth ; [ S. J. Shrubsole , until December 20, 1960; sold to Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1960–68; to MMA)
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