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Pepper caster

Maker:
Rainaud Levieux (master 1671, retired 1719, died 1723)
Date:
1704–8
Culture:
French, Nîmes (Montpellier Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 3-5/8 in. (9.2 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.114a–c
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, two pellets, R L, a snake with tail in mouth (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned dolphin (charge mark for Nîmes of under-farmer of Montpellier, 1704-12)
[3] Crowned palm tree, N, and crocodile (Nîmes warden's mark, 1704-08)
[4] Fleur-de-lis in lozenge (discharge mark for Nîmes of under-farmer of Montpellier, 1704-12)
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on bottom
[5] on bottom, on top rim, on finial
Lucien Metzger (until 1929; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 25–26, 1929, no. 112); Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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