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Pair of pepper boxes

Maker:
Edme-Pierre Balzac (1705–ca. 1786, master 1739, recorded 1781)
Date:
1745–47
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver, partly gilt
Dimensions:
Each, H. 1-13/16 in. (4.6 cm.); W. 2-9/16 in. (6.5 cm.); L. 3-1/4 in. (8.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.378,379
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, E P B, device a cinquefoil (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark, 1744-50)
[3] Crowned E (Paris warden's mark, 1745-46)
[4] Crowned F (Paris warden's mark, 1746-47)
[5] Salmon's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1744-50)
[6] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)

Location of marks:
[1], [2] underneath base of each
[1] on wall of each
[3] on base of .379
[4] on base of .378
[5] on front rim of base of each
[6] on top of cover of each
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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