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Snuffers and tray

Maker:
Jean-Guillaume Vealle (born 1722, master 1754, retired 1775, recorded 1776)
Date:
1758–59
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Snuffers (.59): L. 7-1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) Tray (.60): H. 1-1/2 in. (3.8 cm.); W. 6-1/2 in. (16.5 cm.); L. 8-1/2 in. (21.6 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.59,60
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J G V, device a heart (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1756-62)
[3] A harrow (Paris charge mark for gold and silver, 1756-62)
[4] Crowned S (Paris warden's mark, 1758-59)
[5] Woman's head (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1756-62)
[6] Shell (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1756-62)
[7] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1], [3], [4], [7] inside each handle of snuffers
[1], [2], [4] on bottom of tray
[5] on top of tray
[6] on ring of one handle of snuffers
[7] on rim of tray
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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