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Pair of pepper boxes

Étienne Barrau (1737–1774, master probably 1761)
French, Toulouse
Each, H. 1-9/16 in. (4.0 cm.); W. 2-7/16 in. (6.2 cm.); L. 3- 3/16 in. (8.1 cm.)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] E / BAR / RAV (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned foliate M (charge mark for large silver pieces, jurisdiction of Toulouse, 1768-74)
[3] T O L, fleur-de-lis above, Q flanked by 2 grains de remède below (Toulouse warden's mark, 1771)
[4] Horse's head (discharge mark for large silver pieces, jurisdiction of Toulouse, 1768-74)
[5] A cross cleché (discharge mark for small silver pieces, jurisdiction of Toulouse, 1768-74)
[6] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] each struck twice on underside of wall
[3], [4], [6] on top of cover
[4] on rim of foot
[5] inside wall
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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