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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1570 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    562:1,2-1865

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze candlestick made in Italy in about 1570. The candlestick is in the form of a cupid bearing a vase on his shoulder and supported on a triangular pedestal ornamented with cherubs' heads and sea horses.

Physical description

Candlestick of a statuette of a cupid bearing a vase on his shoulder and supported on a triangular pedestal ornamented with cherubs' heads and sea horses.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

ca. 1570 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1865 for £15 from the Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Candlestick, bronze, with a statuette of Cupid, Italy, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1865. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 11

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Sea-horses; Cherub

Categories

Bronze; Household objects; Lighting

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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