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# 11 in magic marker under foot


Maker's mark ascribed to the "Master of the Anjou Cross" struck on outer rim: key turned right, surmounted by a crowned fleur-de-lys and the cross of Anjou to the left.


Early 15th century, possibly Amaury d'Orgemont (b. about 1360 - d. 1400) and his wife, Marie de Paillart (b. about 1355 - d. after 1424), France [see note 1]. 19th century until about 2005, private collection, Switzerland. 2005, Alexander Rudigier, Ltd., London; 2005, sold by Rudigier to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTES: [1] The two silver drinking vessels that form this pair (MFA accession nos. 2006.652 - 2006.653) were acquired with six cups (2006.642 - 2006.647) that bear the arms of Amaury d'Orgemont and Marie de Paillart, members of the court of Valois. It has been suggested that the objects share a history with a covered cup (2006.641) and four drinking vessels (2006.648 - 2006.651) acquired at the same time, perhaps beginning with Amaury d'Orgemont and his wife.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and Frank B. Bemis Fund


French (Angers), early 15th century


Overall: 3.7 x 17.5 cm (1 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, partially gilded