Candlestick (one of a pair)

Artist: Master I. C. (probably Jean Court or Jean de Court) (working in the second half of the sixteenth century)

Engraver: After engravings by Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)

Date: ca. 1560–70

Culture: French, Limoges

Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt

Dimensions: Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm); Diameter: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

Classification: Enamels

Credit Line: Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1939

Accession Number: 39.66.1

Description

The processions of infants on the drip pans were taken from engravings by the anonymous Italian Master of the Die (active ca. 1532). The labors of Hercules depicted on the repoussé medallions around the base of one of the candlesticks are after engravings by
the German Heinrich Aldegrever (1502–after 1555); gods of classical antiquity fill the medallions on the other example.

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