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Candlestick

Candlestick
Title
Candlestick
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 26 x 13.3 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Honorable William Sulzer
Object Number 
1936.411
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 [?]
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group