A:
Two-part, die-stamped silver candlestick with vertical seams featuring a baluster-shaped shaft reeded on its lower half and an inverted trumpet-shaped, reeded base filled with a turned mahogany core; pierced socket with mahogany fitting is affixed to the flared drip pan; the edge of the foot and the lip of the socket are engraved with matching bands of flowers and leaves.

B:
Colorless, blown glass lamp shade with a tulip-shaped body and cylindrical neck.

Date

1801-1802


Geography


Material/Technique

Silver, mahogany, glassd


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 17 5/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (44.77 cm x 14.61 cm x 14.61 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Joseph John Wilder, Vice Regent for Georgia, 1898


Marks

A:
Six hallmarks or stamps on edge of base (from left to right): partial maker's mark featuring the letter "c"; British sterling standard mark features a lion passant in a shield; mark of the company featuring the profile of a crown in a round-cornered pentagon; date letter features the Roman capital letter "H" in a canted-corner square; duty mark featuring the profile of the sovereign.


Object Number

W-139/A-B


Colors


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