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Plate

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1771–72
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.); Diam. 10-1/8 in. (25.7 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.372
Not on view
Inscription: (engraved under rim) O B beneath coronet of 5 pearls

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, device a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned foliate A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1768-74)
[3] Crowned H (Paris warden's mark, 1771-72)
[4] Probably helmeted head (Paris discharge mark for small silver work, 1768-74; the mark has evidently been canceled and mark [5] struck in its place)
[5] Royal crown (Paris discharge mark for work exempt from duty, 1768-89)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] under rim
[4], [5] on top edge
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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