Five-arm candelabra consisting of a central stem with urn-and-tapered columnar shaft on circular base that holds a four-branch section with fixed spiraling arms and a central candle cup or socket fitted with a nozzle and flame-finial cover that springs from a lily pad-like form. Gadrooning with shells at edges of nozzle, drip pans, urn on shaft, and top of base. Acanthus covers lower bodies of urn-shaped candle cups, both ends of arms, and lower half of shaft. Four-part shaft screws together; iron plate on bottom. Underside of four-branch section and outside edge of base are struck with two eight-pointed suns or stars. Bottom inside of all candle cups struck with a bellflower motif.
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Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 63 cm x 53 cm x 18.2 cm; 24 13/16 in x 20 7/8 in x 7 3/16 in
overall: 24 1/8 in x 14 3/8 in x 17 in; 61.2775 cm x 36.5125 cm x 43.18 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy Crane, in memory of Major General and Mrs. Harry K. Rutherford
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