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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.9.1-2
People
Paul De Lamerie, British (Bois-le-Duc 1688 - 1751 London)
Title
Pair of Candlesticks
Classification
Lighting Devices
Work Type
lighting device
Date
1734-1735
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Period
George II (1727-1760)
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/54124
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
22.8 x 14 x 14 cm (9 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
unspecified: 1718 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under bases, struck: Lion passant, leopard's head, date letter and maker's mark
Provenance
Earl Howe (?), sold [through Christie's, London, 1933, lot 106]. Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to 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
1949.114.9.1-2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
On stepped square bases with incurved corners, the centers with circular molding, rising to knopped baluster stems and campana-shaped sockets all of conforming section, the bases engraved within the circular moulding with a crest of a stake entwined by a vine within an oval motto: Qui capit ille facit flanked by two Bacchic supporters with another motto: Sine cercere et Baccho friget Venus below;numbered under the bases I and III and with scratch weights 29=8 and I26=19 respectively; the sockets fitted, probably in the twentieth century, with interior sleeves
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. 136-138, cat. no. 116, repr. p. 136, details repr. p. 136

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