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Ewer

Maker:
Barthélemy Samson (master ca. 1760, died 1782)
Date:
1771
Culture:
French, Toulouse
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 10 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in., 40.318oz. (27 x 18.1 x 13 cm, 1143g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Mitchell, 1921
Accession Number:
22.32.2
Not on view
Marking: [1] B between 2 grains de remède, SAM/SON, a rose below (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned M (charge mark for large work, jurisdiction of Toulouse, 1768-74)
[3] T O L, a fleur-de-lis between 2 grains above, a Q between 2 grains below (Toulouse warden's mark, 1771)
[4] Horse's head (discharge mark for large work, jurisdiction of Toulouse, 1768-74)
[5] Crab (restricted warranty mark for silver, French provinces, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on base
[5] on rim of cover, on lip and foot
William D. Mitchell (until 1921; bequeathed to MMA)
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