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Hot water urn

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (French, 1763–1850)

Date:
1798–1809
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver, bronze gilt
Dimensions:
H. 20-1/2 in. (52.1 cm.); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.12.2a–f
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] J B C O, a bellows, in a vertical lozenge (maker's mark)
    [2] Cock, flanked by A and 1, in vertical octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1798-1809)
    [3] Man's head flanked by 8 and 5 in an oval (Paris large excise mark, 1798-1809)
    [4] Man's head, flanked by 8 and 5, inverted and reversed, in a circle (Paris medium excise mark, 1798-1908)

    Location of marks:
    [1] inside of cover, below lip of urn on band with rosette motifs, on central portion of bottom of lamp
    [2] inside of cover, on neck, on side of square base, on central portion of bottom of lamp
    [3] inside of cover, on rim of foot
    [4] on central portion of bottom of lamp

  • Provenance

    Princes Borghese (ca. 1803?–1892; sale, Palazzo Borghese, Rome, March 28–April 9, 1892, no. 847); Don Antonio Licata, Prince of Baucina (from 1892) ; Ercole Canessa , Naples, Italy (after 1892–before 1924) ; Edith Rockefeller McCormick (by 1924–34; sale, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, New York, January 2–6, 1934, no. 728; to MMA)

  • See also
    Who
    What
    Where
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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