Overall (confirmed): 15 1/4 x 12 9/16 x 5 1/2 in., 61.818 oz. (38.7 x 31.9 x 14 cm, 1752.5g)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Not on view
The modeler of these candlesticks, influenced by contemporary French designs, has endowed the usually static form with an organic, upward-sweeping energy. Although the rococo style in England developed its own distinctive character, it remained strongly associated with France and French taste.
Marking:  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  Leopard's head (London assay office mark);  Small Roman g (London date letter for 1742);  Maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, worn;  Maker's mark by David Willaume II, defaced
Location of marks: ,  on underside ,  on both nozzles
Major Hugo Meynell (until 1946; sale, Christie's, London, July 24, 1946, no. 25); [ S. J. Phillips Ltd. , until March 2, 1959; sold to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1959–68; to MMA)