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Beaker

Maker:
Jacques Besnier (1688–1761, apprentice 1701, master 1720, recorded 1756)
Date:
1757–58
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.311
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J B, device a shell (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1756-62)
[3] Crowned R (Paris warden's mark, 1757-58)
[4] Shell (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1756-62)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on underside
[4] on outside of foot rim
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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