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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.110.1-2
People
Matthew Cooper I, British (free 1702 - insolvent 1731)
Title
Pair of Tapersticks
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
1717-1718
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/48433
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
11.7 x 8.6 x 8.3 cm (4 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
unspecified: 252 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under bases, struck: Britannia, lion's head erased, date letter and maker's mark
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.110.1-2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Each cast, of hexagonal form, on domed and stepped bases rising to knopped baluster stems and campana-shaped sockets, the bases later engraved with two crests and a Baron’s coronet
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), pp. 113-114, cat. no. 83, repr. p. 114, details repr. pp. 113-114.

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