Maker Paul Lamerie, English, 1688-1751
  • Candlestick
Date between 1738 and 1739
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 7 3/8 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 inches, 1 pound 2.5 ounces (18.7 × 14.6 × 14.6 cm, 524.5 g)
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Tannahill in memory of Mrs. William Clay
Accession Number 54.462.2
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View British S3BB, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Mark, under base: [lion passant; English quality mark for sterling]
Mark, under base: [leopard's head crowned; London assay office mark]
Mark, under base: c [London date letter for 1738-39]
Maker's mark, on outside of candle socket: P.L. [incomplete]
Maker's mark: P.L. [over a fleur-de-lis, the whole surmounted by a star beneath a crown; Paul de Lamerie]
Marks, engraved on underside of base: 17 = 5 [notations of weight]
Mark, under base: 54.462.1
Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA);
1954-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)