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Knife (part of a dining service)

Maker:
Pierre-Benoît Lorillon (active 1788–ca. 1836)
Purveyor:
Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French, 1764–1843, active ca. 1796–1819)
Date:
ca. 1805
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt, steel
Dimensions:
Length: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Audrey B. Love, in memory of her husband, C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1974
Accession Number:
1974.378.34
Not on view
Inscription: On blade: AUSINGEVIOLE [Au Singe Violet]

Marking: [1] P B L, a rising sun, in a lozenge (maker's mark of Lorillon after the Revolution)
[2] A cock, flanked by A and I, in a vertical octagon (official assay mark for first standard silver, 1798–1809)
[3] A man's head, flanked by numerals 8 and 5 reversed and inverted, in a circle (excise mark for medium-sized work, 1798–1809)

Location of marks:
[1]–[3] on side of handle
Mrs. Hamilton L. Hoppin ; Erving and Van Rensselaer Pruyn ; Audrey B. Love (until 1974; to MMA)
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