Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wine taster

Charles Lagenet (active 1732–52)
ca. 1738
French, Le Havre
H. 1-3/4 in. (4.4 cm.); Diam. 3-1/2 in. (8.9 cm.)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [1] (on thumbpiece) IA NONCE LA PAIX
[2] (below rim) Jean 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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