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Beaker

Maker:
Gabriel-Joseph Moillet (1681–1757, master 1706)
Date:
1721–22
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 3-3/4 in. (9.5 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.101
Not on view
Derived from French ornament, Laub- und Bandelwerk was used by artists working in many different media. It is often found either molded or engraved in silver, such as on this French beaker, but porcelain enabled the introduction of brilliant color. On the porcelain beaker [40.65.8a,b], the fluted form is highlighted by alternating pendant ornaments, a technique also found on the silver example.
Inscription: (on side of foot rim) IEANNE LALLEMANT

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, GIM, pierced row of six points (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A with two palm branches (Paris charge mark, 1717-22)
[3] Crowned E (Paris warden's mark, 1721-22)
[4] Crowned fleur-de-lis (Paris mark for medium-sized work not previously charged, 1717-22)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] under base
[1], [4], [5] on foot rim
[5] on lip
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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