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sconces

Date: 1710-1711

Media: silver, Britannia standard

Size: h(cm) : 31.8 x l(cm) : 24.4 (front to back) x w(cm

Acquired: 1959; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 50354-5

Although their use is documented in the 15th century, sconces survive only from the 1660s. They were made in large numbers around 1700, but went out of fashion in the 1740s. These scones bear the arms of William Herbert (c.1665-1745), 2nd Marquess of Powis.

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