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Pair of pepper boxes

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1754–55
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Each H. 1-3/4 in. (4.4 cm.); W. 2-3/4 in. (7.0 cm.); L. 3- 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edward C. Post, 1930
Accession Number:
30.58.18, .19
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved in cartouches) C.G.

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, device a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A with crossed palm and laurel branches (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1750-56)
[3] Horse's head (Paris discharge mark for large old silver, 1750-56)
[4] Crowned O (Paris warden's mark, 1754-55)
[5] Hen's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1750-56)
[6] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1], [4], [6] on bottom of each
[2] on bottom of .18
[3] on bottom of .19
[5] on scrolled rim of .19
[6] on side of each
Wright E. Post ; Edward C. Post (until d. 1915; bequeathed to MMA)
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