Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Needle case (étui)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Maker:
Mounts by Dominique-François Poitreau (apprenticed 1741, master 1757, retired 1781)
Date:
1757–58
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain, gold
Dimensions:
Length: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of his wife, Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.216.3a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, DFP, a crown (maker's mark for Dominique-François Poitreau);
[2] Crowned italic R (Paris warden's mark for gold, 1757–58);
[3] Shell (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1756–62)

Location of marks:
[1], [2] on insetting gold cylinder
[3] on insetting gold cylinder and on rim of cover
R. Thornton Wilson (until 1977; bequeathed to MMA)
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