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Platter (part of a set)

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1771–72
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm.); W. 11-3/4 in. (29.8 cm.); L. 17-1/4 in. (43.8 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.160
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 545
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, device a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned foliate A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1768-74)
[3] Crowned H (Paris warden's mark, 1771-72)
[4] Probably helmeted head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1768-74; the mark has evidently been canceled and mark [5] struck in its place)
[5] Crown (Paris discharge mark for work exempt from duty, 1768-89)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] underneath rim
[4], [5] on top of rim
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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