Candlestick

Object Number: 
1936.411
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 26 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the foot: "ECHO DE PLATA NATIVA/ PARA ALVARADO/ OBSEQUIADO AL REPRESENTAN/ TE WM. SULZER POR EL/ PRESIDENTE ESTRADA CABRERA/ DE GUATAMALA 1910" stamped: on the foot: a crown, two triangles above [?]
Description: 
Cast, seamed and wrought silver candlestick; cast baluster shaft supporting an applied, wrought socket; shaft set on to a molded, hammered splayed foot; engraved on the foot, "ECHO DE PLATA NATIVA/ PARA ALVARADO/ OBSEQUIADO AL REPRESENTAN/ TE WM. SULZER POR EL/ PRESIDENTE ESTRADA CABRERA/ DE GUATAMALA 1910" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the foot.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this candlestick was hammered from native silver by a Mayan craftsman for Alvarado, the Conquistador of Guatamala, and presented to the donor by Estrada Cabrera, President of Guatamala.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Honorable William Sulzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group