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Spice Box and Nutmeg Grater

Marks

Struck with maker's mark of Pierre Platel

Provenance

Probably made for Sir William Courtenay (1675-1735). March 28, 1995, sold by an anonymous owner at Ader Tajan, Paris, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

English (London), about 1714

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 12.7 x 8.2 cm (2 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.) Weight: 12 oz 2dwt (379 g)

Accession Number

2001.40a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, the interior gilt, steel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver