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Collection cup

Maker:
Mathurin Hélies (master 1731, mark canceled 1754)
Date:
ca. 1742–44
Culture:
French, Morlaix (Rennes Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 2-1/2 in. (6.4 cm.); W. 5-3/4 in. (14.6 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.145
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved below lip) M Y LE BORGNE

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, M H, device a fleur-de-lis (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned bird on a branch (Morlaix charge mark, ca. 1742-44)
[3] A serpent (Morlaix discharge mark, ca. 1742-44)
[4] A beetle or fly (?) (possibly a countermark)

Location of marks:
All marks on bottom
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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