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Candlestick

1969.1226.2 (RS117380)

Description

Pewter candlestick with an urn-shaped shaft, triangular base, ramshead feet, and a dish-shaped bobeche.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, durable, lightweight, and colorfully-decorated white Chinese porcelain was the most highly prized of all ceramics. Until Europeans learned how to make porcelain, they imitated its appearance in earthenware coated with an opaque white lead glaze and colored with tin oxides. Tin-glazed earthenware became popular in the seventeenth century and was called “Delftware” after one of the centers of production.Lambertus Cleffus, owner of the Metal Pot pottery (De Metalen Pot) in Delft from 1667 until his death in 1691, marked the bottom of this unusually grand object with his initials.
Maker
Cleffus , Lambertus , d. 1691
Date
1685-1691
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
casting (process)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Candlestick
candlesticks
casting (process)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
10 1/8 x 6 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1226.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
67334

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