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Candelabrum

1971.499.1 (RS80653)

Description

1 and 2: Square plinth supports a pseudo-classic column which is surmounted by a bylix, the base and capital feature gilt bronze die stamped egg and dart mouldings; floral swags and male-horned masks encircle the column, oversize scrolled handles on either side of the bylix support drip pans and flame ornamented candle sockets with removable bobeche, a gilt wire finial emerges from the top of the bylix forming two tiers from which are suspended modern cut glass prisms, prisms suspended from drip pans. 1AB, 2AB) later glass shades (not identical).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Location of origin
France
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bronze (metal)
die stamping
horn (animal material)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Bronze
bronze (metal)
Bylix
candelabras (candleholders)
CANDELABRUM
die stamping
Die-stamped
Horn
horn (animal material)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
Mask
Dimensions
23.25 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.499.1
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5095

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