Candlestick (One of a Pair)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (18.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, from top to bottom:
(1) "MORBY & SMITH" in arch, outlined with serrated border; ends of border touch next stamp
(2) "WARRANTED / […]OSTON" outlined with serrated border
(3) "2" outlined with serrated border
Designated Purchase Fund
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Morey and Smith. Candlestick (One of a Pair), 1857-1860. Pewter, 7 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (18.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.28. Creative Commons-BY
overall, 45.10.28.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Pewter candlestick, heavy. Round stepped-dome base rises to shaft with several bulbous and pointed disks above and below a central ovoid form; shaft supports the thick, cylindrical bôbeche that tapers toward top and flares out into a wide rim with rounded edge. Of a pair with 45.10.29.
CONDITION: Good; few dings and large pit marks; overall tarnish; heavy scratches around bôbeche, especially on inside.
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