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Knife (one of a set)

Maker:
François Charles Gavet (French, appointed as cutler to the king 1782, died 1840)
Date:
1798–1809
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.354
Not on view
Marking: [1] F G, devices an E and an eight-pointed, in a lozenge (maker's mark for François Charles Gavet)
[2] Old man's head flanked by 8 and 5, in circle (Paris medium excise mark for gold and silver, 1798–1809)
[3] Cock, numeral 1, in octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1798–1809)
[4] Unidentified
[5] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79)

Location of marks:
[1]–[3], [5] on blade
[1], [4], [5] on junction with handle, same side
[1], [4] at base of handle on opposite side
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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