Candlestick

A work made of silver.

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1969/70

Artist:

John Prip
American, 1922–2009
Providence, Rhode Island

About this artwork

A fourth-generation silversmith, John Prip trained in his family’s native Denmark before returning to the U.S. in 1948 to teach metalwork at the School for American Craftsmen. Like many postwar craft artisans, he also ventured into the commercial world, co-founding a craft gallery and designing products for Reed and Barton. His early work combined technical skill and innovation with an aesthetic influenced by modern Danish design, whose sleek, unadorned surfaces and organic shapes were popular in the U.S. at midcentury. Prip eventually shifted away from this style toward more experimental and geometric forms, as the spheres and cubes of this candlestick suggest.

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American Art

Artist

John Prip

Title

Candlestick

Origin

Alfred

Date

1640–1670

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

marked on plate soldered under base: "STERLING AAA/"

Dimensions

40.6 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm (16 × 7 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Raymond W. Garbe Fund in honor of E. Norman Brydges

Reference Number

1988.205

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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