Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sugar sifter

Maker:
Louis Béguin (active 1838–78)
Date:
second half 19th century
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.20
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)
Related Objects

Ewer

Artist: François-Desiré Froment-Meurice (1802–1855) Date: ca. 1850 Medium: Silver gilt Accession: 1999.217.1 On view in:Gallery 554

Table clock with calendar

Artist: Case and enamel design by the Firm of Lucien Falize (French, Paris 1839–1897 Paris) Date: 1881 Medium: Silver, partly enameled gold, hardstones, rock crystal, amethysts, and diamonds Accession: 1991.113a–f On view in:Gallery 556

Tureen with cover

Artist: Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781) Date: 1757–59 Medium: Silver Accession: 48.187.418a–c On view in:Gallery 545

Tureen with cover and liner

Artist: Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (1736–1788, master 1765, retired 1777) Date: 1775–76 Medium: Silver Accession: 1986.320a–c On view in:Gallery 522

Pair of candlesticks

Artist: Jacques Demé (master in 1656) Date: 1690–91 Medium: Silver Accession: 48.187.249, .250 On view in:Gallery 522