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Double Candlestick, One of a Pair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
  • Place Manufactured: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • DATES ca. 1930
    DIMENSIONS 6 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (15.1 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on bottom of one lobe of rim: "PEWTER. / HAND WROUGHT / JOR [with hammer superimposed] / 2"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no incriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.34.22
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION The Randahl Shops (1911-1965). Double Candlestick, One of a Pair, ca. 1930. Pewter, 6 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (15.1 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Nathan L. Burnett, 1991.34.22. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 1991.34.21_1991.34.22_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Double candlestick (one of a pair), pewter. Domed base with four pointed lobes at rim forming quatrefoil. Each lobe is concave at rim, curling up slightly, and incised lines on dome separate lobes. Attached to top of dome is U-shaped stem, each end terminating in four-pedaled, tulip-shaped socket, each petal separated by incised lines, the rim of each socket is scalloped. The surface of the entire is hand hammered. CONDITION - Some corrosion in sockets. Remains of old wax and polish. Normal wear; deep scratches in concave areas of the two lobes of the base under the sockets. Point of one lobe of rim bent upward slightly.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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