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image of Candlestick French 16th Century, probably Saint-Porchaire (Deux-Sevres), or Paris region
French 16th Century (ceramist)
Candlestick, c. 1547/1559
lead-glazed fine earthenware
overall (height): 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.) overall (diameter of base): 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.) gross weight: 707.000 gr
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Edmé-Unité Jacquot-Préaux, Paris; (sale, Paris, 9-11 January 1850, no. 188,[1] sold for 4900 francs); Sir Anthony Rothschild, Bart. [d. 1876], London; by inheritance to his nephew, Alfred Charles de Rothschild [1842-1918], London, and Halton House, near Wendover, Buckinghamshire; bequeathed to his illegitimate daughter, Almina Victoria, Countess of Carnarvon [d. 1969], Highclere Castle, Hampshire; sold February 1923 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[2] purchased June 1923 by Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] Catalogue de la précieuse collection d'objets d'art, d'antiquités et curiosités...composant le Cabinet de Monsieur Préaux, Paris, 9-11 January 1850, no. 188.

[2] See documents regarding the sale by Lady Carnarvon of three pieces of "Henri II ware" (this candlestick, a ewer with a faun handle, and a salt cellar) in the Duveen Brothers Records, accession no. 960015, reel 292, box 437, folders 4 and 5, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (copies in NGA curatorial files).

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