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Tureen with cover

Maker:
Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (1736–1788, master 1765, retired 1777)
Date:
1775–76
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (wt. confirmed): 11 3/4 x 16 in., 16.8 lb. (29.8 x 40.6 cm, 7.64 kg)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Reginald McVitty and Estate of Janet C. Livingston, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.357.1a–e
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This tureen came from a service purchased in 1805 by Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746–1813) from Governor Morris (1752–1816), American politician and diplomat.
Marking: [1] Fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J N R, a sheaf of wheat (maker's mark of Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers)
[2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1774–80)
[3] Crowned M (Paris warden's mark, 1775–76)
[4] Monkey's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1774–80)

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] inside bottom of tureen, inside cover underneath boss
[4] on edge of boss
Robert R. Livingston , Clermont, New York ; Mrs. Reginald McVitty ; and Estate of Janet C. Livingston (until 1976; to MMA)
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