Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Box in the form of a cat

Factory:
Saint-Cloud (French, active by 1693–1766)
Silversmith:
Mounts by Luc Bouillerot (master 1720, died between 1742–48)
Date:
ca. 1738
Culture:
French, Saint-Cloud with Paris mounts
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
2 × 2 3/4 in. (5.1 × 7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.550
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de reméde, L B, device an ivy leaf (maker's mark);
[2] Foot (Paris charge mark for small silver, 1738–44);
[3] Crowned Y (Paris warden's mark, 1738–39);
[4] Fox's head (Paris discharge mark for small work, 1738–44)

Location of marks:
All marks struck on rim of box
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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