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Made by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, St-Martin-de-Fresnay 1810–1892 Paris)
After a design by Louis-Constant Sévin (French, Versailles 1821–1888 Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Chased by Désiré Attarge (ca. 1820–1878)
French, Paris
Silver gilt
11 9/16 x 5 7/16 in. (29.4 x 13.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The model was created by Sévin in 1862 as part of a table service.
Signature: On foot of rim: F. Barbedienne Paris C. Sevin.IN.1875 D.ATTARGE.FIT

Marking: [1] F B, a shield with the word "Paris" in the middle, five stars above (maker's mark, registered 1862, broken 1929); [2] Head of Minerva in octagon, anvil mark on reverse (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present); [3] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79)

Location of marks:
[1] on thumbpiece, below wing tip on neck, on outside of foot rim
[2] on thumbpiece, on outside of foot rim
[3] on handle
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