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Section of a spoon handle

Maker:
Louis II Maistre (master 1760)
Date:
1784–85
Culture:
French (Nîmes) (Montpellier Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
L. 2-3/8 in. (6.0 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Jacques Helft, 1938
Accession Number:
38.113.2
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned L M, 2 grains de remède, unidentified device, crescent below (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned foliate N (charge mark of jurisdiction of Montpellier for large silver, 1780-89 or later?)
[3] Crowned C N, 2 pellets, palm tree between resting on crocodile, D below (Nîmes warden's mark, 1784-85)
[4] A rose (discharge mark for jurisdiction of Montpellier for large silver, 1780-89 or later?)
Jacques Helft (until 1938; to MMA)
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