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Tray

Maker:
F. Nicoud
Date:
ca. 1880–90
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver, parcel gilt
Dimensions:
24 1/4 × 16 3/4 in. (61.6 × 42.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silverplate
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of George Blumenthal, and Bequest of William H. Walker, by exchange, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.33
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on front: SOCIETE / D'AGRICULTURE / DE SENLIS / 1898

Engraved on front and on each guard in Japanese: inscriptions not clearly interpretable, but they evidently refer to the publication from which the scene has been copied.

Marking: Marks: (on back, in shield-shaped reserve) F. NICOUD/19. BD. (D is superscript) DE STRASBOURG/PARIS; (on back, in octagonal reserve) head of Minerva (Paris mark for first standard silver 1838 to present).
[ Aesthetics (Peter A. Jeff), London, England , until 1999; sold to MMA ]
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