Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Spice box with grater

Charles-François Croze (master 1712)
French, Paris
H. 2-1/4 in. (5.7 cm.); W. 3-1/4 in. (8.3 cm.); L. 4-7/8 in. (12.4 cm.)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, C C, device a crozier (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A with two palm branches (Paris charge mark 1717-22)
[3] Crowned C (Paris warden's mark, 1719-20)
[4] Fleur-de-lis surrounded by 4 small fleur-de-lis (Paris discharge mark for work made in more than one piece, 1717-22)
[5] possible mark, indecipherable

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on bottom
[1] inside each cover and on one vertical partition
[4], [5] on inside bottom
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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