Pair of Dutch silver candelabra
François Marcus Simons
Den Haag, 1793
3233 grams, 46.8 cm high
Fully marked on the rim of the base and on the upperpart below.
Each candelabrum consists of a candlestick and a detachable upperpart with two scrolled branches, flanking the vase-shaped centerpiece with detachable bell-shaped finial. The chased oval domed and faceted base is decorated with a border of acanthus and acanthus leaves on top. The tapering faceted stem issuing from acanthus is surmounted by a band engraved with scrolling foliage and a rim of acanthus on which the vase shaped candle holder in similar outline is placed. The upperpart has on scrolled leaf-capped branch with oval drip pan and vase-shaped candleholder on either side of the centerpiece. The detachable bell-shaped finial turned upside down can serve as a third candle holder.
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