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Pair of Candlesticks

A work made of silver-plated bronze.

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  • A work made of silver-plated bronze.

Date:

c. 1906

Artist:

Robert Riddle Jarvie
American, 1865–1941
Chicago

About this artwork

In 1900 Robert Riddle Jarvie began advertising himself as “the Candlestick Maker.” He produced 16 different designs, each named after a Greek letter. These elongated candlesticks take inspiration from natural flower forms, reflecting the influence of the English Arts and Crafts movement. Jarvie also fashioned hollowware reminiscent of medieval forms and incorporated spare, geometric ornament and Celtic-inspired script into his designs.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 179

Artist

Robert Riddle Jarvie

Title

Pair of Candlesticks

Origin

Chicago

Date

c. 1906

Medium

Silver-plated bronze

Inscriptions

Engraved in script on base of one candlestick: Jarvie / I

Dimensions

Each: 33 × 17.8 cm (13 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Bessie Bennett and Mrs. Herbert Stern funds

Reference Number

1973.377-378

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