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Candlestick Hand, Silver, Marseille, 1758

Candlestick Hand, Silver, Marseille, 1758

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"Candlestick Hand, Silver, Marseille, 1758"
  • Silver candlestick
  • Marseille, 1758
  • Silversmith: Jean Clement from 1726 to 1767
  • Marks: under the plate: Charge: '' head of eagle crowned 'for 1756-1762, Jurande de Marseille from 1758 (coats of arms of the city), mo: IC with a fleur-de-lys, crowned with a crowned star.On the handle: English punch, drying (?), Lily flowers
  • Very good condition, no restoration, repolishing likely
  • Weight: 233g
  • Candlestick, with tray on board scalloped with gadroon stripes and threaded molding resting on a circular whipstock, supporting a flush and molded baluster binet The beveled handle attached to the tray by a long, ribbed sheet ends with a stem A little volute under the handle
  • Jean Clément: goldsmith at Marseille, started under apprenticeship in 1704 at Etienne Gonnin and François Gonnin until 1712. Master in 1726, he holds shop until 1767. He died in 1775. A of its leitmotivs decoratifs is the use of the godron lined with nets. We find this decoration on all the listed pieces: candlesticks from the Jourdan-Barry collection ([4] n ° 209 from 1746, former David-Weill collection), from those of the exhibition of the civil goldsmith's shop in Provence (pp .178-181), a pair of mouchettes and a dish presented in this same exhibition [1]. The long ribbed leaf is also a common decorative element on the handmade candle holder in the south of France (Avignon, Montpellier, Marseille [2] LXXXIV)
  • Ref: [1] "Orfèvrerie civile enProvence", Museums of Marseille, exhibition of 2005; [2] J. Helft: "Lespoinçons des provinces françaises", deNobele, 1968; [3] J. Kugel: "French silversmith, The Jourdan-Barry collection", 2005; [4] Sale of June 4, 1971, "D. David Weill Collection, goldsmith, France 17th and 18th centuries"
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