Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sugar sifter

Louis Béguin (active 1838–78)
second half 19th century
French, Paris
Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] L B, a silversmith's chisel, in horizontal lozenge (maker's mark for Louis Béguin)
[2] Head of Minerva and numeral 1, in octagon (French mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present)
[3] Insects (anvil mark)
[4] Gothic E, heraldic ermine and star, in oval (Belgian mark for imported work, 1831–69)

Location of marks:
[1] on back of handle
[2] on back of handle, inside bowl
[3] on reverse of 2 each time
[4] inside bowl
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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