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Box

Factory:
Mennecy
Date:
ca. 1750–56
Culture:
French, Mennecy
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/16 in. (2.7cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.124
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 530
Marking: [1] Hen's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1750-56); [2] Crowned O (Paris warden's mark, 1754-55); [3] Probably ox head (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1750-56)

Location of marks:
[1] on silver rim of cover
[2], [3] on insetting rim of box
Possibly Hamilton Palace ; Possibly Baron Jérôme Pichon ; Possibly Félix Doistau ; [ Paul Lane , before 1950; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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