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Candlestick

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1714-1715

17 cm height; 282 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, Britannia standard, 1714-15, maker's mark of Joseph Bird

Heraldry: Crest of Jones of Williamstry Park, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Bequeathed by J. Reginald Jones, 1951; WA1951.51.11

T. Schroder (2009), no. 174

This is one of the two examples in the Museum's collection of the many forms of standard domestic cast candlestick made during the first two or three decades of the eighteenth century. Based on the French 'flambeau   la financi re', this was initially associated with Huguenot makers but gradually became the norm (see also WA1946.54b).

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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