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Ewer and basin

Maker:
Pierre Miston (master 1730)
Date:
1737–38
Culture:
French, Montpellier
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Ewer (.23): H. 9-1/4 in. (23.5 cm.) Basin (.24): H. 2-3/16 in. (5.6 cm.); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm.); L. 12-1/4 in. (31.1 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.23, .24
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crown above, P M below, device a thistle (maker's mark)
[2] Three 5-pointed stars in shaped reserve, beneath crown (Montpellier charge mark, 1732-38)
[3] Crowned K with two pellets, M P L below (Montpellier warden's mark, 1737-38)
[4] Crowned shield charged with a fleur-de-lis (Montpellier discharge mark, 1732-38)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on bottom of each, [1] struck twice on ewer
[4] on handle of ewer and in bottom of basin
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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