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Wine taster

Maker:
Charles Lagenet (active 1732–52)
Date:
ca. 1738
Culture:
French, Le Havre
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 × 3 1/2 in. (4.4 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.148
Not on view
Inscription: On thumbpiece: IA • NONCE • LA • PAIX

Below rim: Jeán Ternon

Marking: [1] C L, pellet in between, unidentified animal above (maker's mark);
[2] Crowned X (Paris warden's mark, 1737–38);
[3] Trotting horse (Paris discharge mark for large and medium-sized work, 1732–38);
[4] Lizard (Paris countermark for gold and silver, 1738–44);
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79)

Location of marks:
[1] underneath thumbpiece and on ring of handle
[2]–[4] below lip
[5] below lip and on ring of handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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