Candelabrum

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-5096

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

Descriptive Terms

candelabras (candleholders)
bronze (metal)
die stamping
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
horn (animal material)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
horn (animal material)
Bronze
Bylix
Mask
Horn
Die-stamped
CANDELABRUM

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

23.25 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.499.2