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1967

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Pair of Two-Light Candelabra Candelabra, 1740–1745

This is a candelabra. It was manufactured by Mennecy porcelain factory. It is dated 1740–1745 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is soft paste porcelain; bronze, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Mirror, ca. 1760
  • carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass.
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.
  • 1968-158-4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 25.5 × 11.5 × 31.5 cm (10 1/16 × 4 1/2 × 12 3/8 in.) H x W x D: 30.5 × 12.3 × 25.3 cm (12 in. × 4 13/16 in. × 9 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of mount: [1] "212", painted in blue

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Pair of Two-Light Candelabra Candelabra, 1740–1745; Manufactured by Mennecy porcelain factory (France); France; soft paste porcelain; bronze, gold; H x W x D: 25.5 × 11.5 × 31.5 cm (10 1/16 × 4 1/2 × 12 3/8 in.) H x W x D: 30.5 × 12.3 × 25.3 cm (12 in. × 4 13/16 in. × 9 15/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-124-a,b

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