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What is this?

Designs for metal pieces. Upper center, a sconce with a young boy with fire on his head standing among six branches, three on each side, with candles at the tips. Lower left, an andiron with adorsed sphinxes crouching on either side of an urn. Lower right, an andiron with adorsed griffins crouching on either side of a flame-topped altar.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated 1777–90 and we acquired it in 1921. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and watercolor on paper, lined, framed with brown paper and pen and black ink lines

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 20.5 x 29.3 cm (8 1/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower margin: Chevets et Bras en Bronze doré. No 5. Belanger; initials "MA" are inscribed in the medallion on the base under the urn; center of altar, initials "AXV" in the medallion.

This object was created by Jean Démosthène Dugourc and made for François-Joseph Belanger

This object was donated by Advisory Council and catalogued by Rudolph Berliner

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18297641/ |title=Drawing, "Design for Two Andirons and a Sconce of Gilt Bronze for the Pavilion de Bagatelle, Paris", 1777–90 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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