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Wine taster

Pierre IX Hanappier (master 1730, active 1775)
French, Orléans
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm.); Diam. 3-1/8 in. (7.9 cm.)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [1] (engraved on lip) JULLIEN GOAU DEST JULIEN LAVALE
[2] (around scene on underside) Vien passer leau avec ton emçon [i.e., hameson] tu pecheras le goujon (trans.: Come pass over the water with your bait [and] you will catch your fish)

Marking: [1] A crown, 2 grains de remède, a pebble (?), P H, a heart of a lily (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned R (charge mark for large work, generality of Orléans, 1768-74)
[3] Crowned G (Orléans warden's mark, 1768-70)
[4] Child's head (Orléans discharge mark, 1768-74)
[5] Man's slipper (general countermark, 1774-80)
[6] Clenched hand (unidentified)
[7] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
All marks below lip, [1] and [7] also on handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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