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Wine taster

Maker:
A.L., France
Date:
1780–90
Culture:
French, Provincial
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm.); L. 4 in. (10.2 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.324
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved below rim) J F GREPPO DE CHARNAY 1802

Marking: [1] Crowned A L, two pellets, device a leaf (?) (unidentified maker's mark)
[2] Cock in octagon, numeral 1 at left (mark of French provinces for 1st standard silver, 1798-1809)
[3] Man's head, flanked by 8 and 0, in oval (Lyon large excise mark, 1798-1809)
[4] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1] struck twice below rim
[2], [3] on top of handle
[4] on ring of handle and on foot ring
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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