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Basin with shaving attachment

Maker of basin: Jean Fauche (ca. 1706–1762, master 1733)

Maker:
Maker of shaving attachment: Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay (born 1724, master 1756, recorded 1793)
Date:
1745–46 and 1760–61
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 2-1/2 in. (6.3 cm.); W. 10-1/2 in. (26.7 cm.); L. 13 in. (33.0 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.165 ab
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J F, a bee (maker's mark of Jean Fauche)
    [2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for silver, 1744-50)
    [3] Crowned E (Paris warden's mark, 1745-46)
    [4] Running greyhound (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1744-50)
    [5] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J D, a shell (maker's mark of Joseph Pierre Jacques Duguay)
    [6] Crowned foliate A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1756-62)
    [7] Crowned V (Paris warden's mark, 1760-61)
    [8] Profile head of woman (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1756-62)
    [9] Human foot (Paris discharge mark for imported gold and silver, 1774-80)

    Location of marks:
    [1]-[3] on bottom of basin
    [4], [9] on top rim of basin
    [5]-[8] on top of shaving attachment

  • Provenance

    Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)

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