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Standing cup with cover

Date:
mid-17th century, finial 19th–early 20th century
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Agate, silver gilt, gold, enamel, rubies, diamond
Dimensions:
Overall: H. 7 × W. 5 × D. 3 3/8 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.241a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Marking: On underside of gold mount of foot, incised:
[1] 318 (inventory of French royal collection, 1791);
[2] I II III IV (dial fashion)
entered French royal collections , Louvre, Paris, mid-1680s (1701, inv. no. 273; 1775, no. 193; 1791, no. 318); Louis XIV, King of France ; Louis XV, King of France ; Louis XVI, King of France ; Pierre van Recoum , on 25 Thermidor, year IV (August 12, 1796) ; Baron Karl Mayer von Rothschild ; his grand-daughter, Princess Jacques de Broglie (until 1911; sale, the Baron Carl Mayer de Rothschild collection , Galerie Georges Petit, June 12–13, 1911, no. 97) ; [ Francis Guérault ] ; [ Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Company, New York ; sold to Friedsam ] ; Michael Friedsam , New York (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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