TWO SIMILAR PAIRS OF DUTCH SILVER CANDLESTICKS, MARTINUS VAN STAPELE, THE HAGUE, 1784/88
of fluted vase form, engraved with stiff leaves and bands of foliage, beaded borders
marked underneath bases, the base rims with later control marks
64 oz 10 dwt
height 10 in.
One base with slight dent, one stem with small nick.
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Similar decoration can be seen in a mustard pot by this maker, 1793 illustrated in Haags goud en zilver, Gemeentemuseum den Haag, pl. 186, cat. no. 51, p. 231.