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Double salt or pepperbox

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1766–68
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 2-1/4 in. (5.7 cm.); W. 3-3/4 in. (9.5 cm.); L. 6-3/8 in. (16.2 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.122
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
[3] Crowned C (Paris warden's mark, 1766-67)
[4] Crowned D (Paris warden's mark, 1767-68)
[5] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762-68)
[6] Hunting horn (Paris countermark, 1768-74)

Location of marks:
[1] inside each cover, on bottom of each well, on inside wall of base
[2], [4] inside cover, on bottom of each well
[3] inside wall of base
[5] on rim of foot and center of each side
[6] on rim of foot at one end
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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