Hexagonal or six panel-sided candlestick with fixed, open rolled-edge bobeche or drip pan, urn-shaped candle cup or socket, and elongated vase-shaped stem on conforming, trumpet-shaped base with stepped edge. Base underside is struck incuse at center with a concentric circular mark for "FORBES [SILVER] PLATE CO. U.S.A." around an eagle's head erased, facing right, above "QUADRUPLE PLATE" in sans serif letters and "92"; "PEN" is scratched at right with a circled "2" marked over it in red pencil or crayon, and the roman numeral "II" is at bottom left edge. One of two candlesticks, DL*306994.0050-.0051.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
1894 - 1935
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
candleholder: 19.4 cm x 11.1 cm; 7 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in
overall: 7 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 19.3675 cm x 9.8425 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. C. Malcolm Watkins
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