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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ironwork, Room 114c

Candlestick With Snuffers

ca. 1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Candlestick
  • Candlesnuffers
Materials and Techniques
Iron damascened with gold and silver
Brief Description
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
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.
Style
Gallery Label
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)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Caspall, John. Fire and Light in the home pre 1820. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, 1995, originally published 1987. 278 p., ill. ISBN 1851490213.
Collection
Accession Number
589:1, 2-1883

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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