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Candlestick with Decorative Motifs
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Candlestick with Decorative Motifs


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description At the base of the pricket is a gadrooned grease-pan. It is enameled inside in white, outside in white-and-blue and green-on-white with gilt ornament. It rests on a blue globe with green stars, which is supported by a green-enameled capital with six crockets picked out by gilding. This tops a tapering columnar stem enameled in white and decorated with a gilt diaper design enclosing fleurs-de-lys. The convex bottom of the stem has eight white gadroons on a blue ground and is attached by means of a depressed molded base, in green enamel with gilding, to a quadrangular trapezoidal plinth, the sides of which have gently undulating surfaces. The top of the plinth is white, the sides are blue and are decorated on each of three faces with a varying vase-shaped ornament from which spread two symmetrical white stems bearing running leaves and ending in scrolls. The fourth side shows a gilt wreath framing a white medallion whereon is painted in black and gold a bird holding a fleur-de-lys in its bill. The plinth rests on four brass balls, and is enameled on its inner surface in blue on white.
Conservation

This object has been examined and analyzed using non-invasive, non-destructive techniques in order to better characterize the materials used to manufacture the original object and the restoration components. The surface has been cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamination, analysis
Exhibitions
  • Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning. 1958.
  • Russian Enamels. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Creator
Period
ca. 1500 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.34
Measurements
H: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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