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Candlestick with snuffers

  • Place of origin:

    Karlovy Vary (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Iron damascened with gold and silver

  • Museum number:

    589:1, 2-1883

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 18, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Iron hand candlestick and snuffers damascened with gold and silver. Decorated with nymphs and cherubs beneath arcades and foliate scrolls, trophies of arms, and chinoiserie. The candleholder is decorated with a stag, hare, squirrel and monkey, the snuffer with dogs, rabbits and birds.

Place of Origin

Karlovy Vary (made)


ca. 1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Iron damascened with gold and silver

Descriptive line

Hand candlestick and snuffers, iron damascened with gold and silver, chinoiserie design with nymphs, cherubs, trophies or arms, foliate scrolls and animals, made in Carlsbad, ca. 1750

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

Caspall, John. Fire and Light in the home pre 1820. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, 1995, originally published 1987. 278 p., ill. ISBN 1851490213.

Labels and date

HAND CANDLESTICK AND SNUFFERS, iron, damascened with gold and silver, Germany; c.1750

A fine example of 'Carlsbad' work - the town is today known as Carbry Vary and is in Czechoslovakia.

Museum No. 589-1883 [07/1994]


Iron; Gold; Silver



Subjects depicted

Rabbits; Dogs (animals); Scrolling foliage; Birds; Hares; Nymphs; Monkeys (animals); Trophies of arms; Stags; Putti; Arcades; Squirrels


Metalwork; Lighting; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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