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Salt and pepper boxes

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1770–71
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
(.274 ab): H. 1-7/8 in. (4.8 cm.); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm.); L. 3- 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) (.275 ab): H. 2-1/2 in. (6.4 cm.); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm.); L. 3- 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.274a, b, .275a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Calyx surrounded by fleurons (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1768-74)
[3] Crowned G (Paris warden's mark, 1770-71)
[4] Helmeted head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1768-74)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on inside of back cartouche on each
[1]-[3] inside cover of .275 a
[4] on lower edge of each and on top of cover of .275 a
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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