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1931

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Pair of Candlesticks with Female Heads Candlesticks

This is a candlesticks. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1800–1825 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: candlestick): 22.3 × 8 × 8 cm (8 3/4 × 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.) H x W x D (b: candlestick): 21.5 × 7.7 × 7.5 cm (8 7/16 × 3 1/16 × 2 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of candlestick a: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "73", impressed underglaze [3] cursive "87", incised underglaze [4] cursive capital "o" (?), incised underglaze Underside of candlestick b: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "73", impressed underglaze [3] cursive "84", incised underglaze [4] cursive capital "o" (?), incised underglaze No marks on nozzles.

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Pair of Candlesticks with Female Heads Candlesticks; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a: candlestick): 22.3 × 8 × 8 cm (8 3/4 × 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.) H x W x D (b: candlestick): 21.5 × 7.7 × 7.5 cm (8 7/16 × 3 1/16 × 2 15/16 in.); Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-84-18-aa/bb

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