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The pear shaped body is plain. The circular foot is cast in three parts: a molded ring, a band of gadrooning, and a plain outer rim . The harp-shaped handle is soldered to the body and joined to the cover with a three-part hinge and scrolled bifurcated thumbpiece. The small soldered spout is...

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Marks: Maker (underside of foot, underside of cover, outerside of rim of foot , side of the handle): a crowned fleur de lys, two grains, P F B, an orange. (Beuque p.194 #1742) Warden's Mark (underside of foot, underside of cover, outerside of the body near the foot): a crowned X Paris 1737. (La datation de l'orfevrerie Parisienne p.121 #379) Charge mark (underside of foot, underside of cover): crowned A: silver work in Paris 1732-oct 1738 (la dat. de l'orfevrerie parisienne p.120 #368) Discharge mark (outerside of rim of foot): a horse: large and medium work Paris 1732-1738 (La data. de l'orfevrerie parisienne #370, Tardy p.108). A lezard: countermark in Paris 1738-1744 (Tardy p.108)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

France (Paris), 1737

Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver