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Sugar caster

Maker:
Pierre Belleville (1700–1765, master 1730)
Date:
1739–40
Culture:
French (Montpellier)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.74a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned 5-pointed star, 2 grains de remède, P B below (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned bird (Montpellier charge mark, 1738-44)
[3] Crown with 2 pellets, letter M, across bottom M P L (Montpellier warden's mark, 1739-40)
[4] Crowned cross botonné or crosslet (Montpellier discharge mark, 1738-44)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on bottom
[4], [5] on outside of foot rim
[5] on insetting rim of cover, below top molded rim of body, on outside of foot rim
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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