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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, cast and chased

  • Museum number:

    M.696-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This candlestick is made in Venice in the late 16th century. It is of tripod form. There are three figures of putti, supporting on their wings a vase decorated with festoons and lion-masks.
The object is from the Salting bequest.
George Salting (b. 1836; d. 1909) - an Australian, who settled in England - was a prolific collector in a number of areas, including Chinese and Japanese ceramics and European art. By 1874 his collection had outgrown his residence in St. James's Street, prompting him to lend items to the South Kensington Museum. After his death in 1909, the majority of this astonishing collection passed to the V&A, where it was shown in its own galleries.

Physical description

Candlestick is of tripod form. Three figures of putti, supporting on their wings a vase decorated with festoons and lion-masks.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

late 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, cast and chased

Dimensions

Height: 16.25 cm, Width: 11.43 cm

Object history note

From the Salting bequest.

Descriptive line

Candlestick, bronze, three figures of putti, Italy (Venice), late 16th century

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Vase; Festoons; Putti; Lion-mask

Categories

Bronze; Household objects; Metalwork; Sculpture; Lighting

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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