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Mustard pot or milk pot

Maker:
Jean-Baptiste-François Chéret (1728, master 1759, recorded up to 1791)
Date:
1763–64
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 4-3/4 in. (12.1 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.410
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 522
Inscription: (engraved on foot rim) N G

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J B C, device a key (maker's mark);
[2] Crowned A with laurel branch (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1762–68);
[3] Crowned Z (Paris warden's mark, 1763–64);
[4] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762–68);
[5] Hunting horn (Paris countermark, 1768–74);

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] under base;
[1] on top of lip of cover, on top of handle, inside cover;
[1], [4], [5] on foot rim
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; bequeathed to MMA)
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