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Knife (one of a set)

Maker:
François Charles Gavet (French, appointed as cutler to the king 1782, died 1840)
Date:
1789–90
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
L. 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.352
Not on view
Marking: [1] Possibly a crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 pellets, F (?) E G (?), indecipherable device (maker's mark)
[2] Foliate A in circle (Paris charge mark, 1789-92)
[3] Crowned P and probably numerals 89 (Paris warden's mark, 1789-90)
[4] Vine leaf with numeral 2 (Paris discharge mark, 1789-92)
[5] An eye (Paris discharge mark for very small pieces, 1789-92)
[6] Head in liberty cap to left (Paris medium census mark, 1798-1809)
[7] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on back edge of blade
[4], [6] on blade
[7] on blade and handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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