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Robert Joseph Auguste (French, 1723–1805, master 1757)

Date:
1781–82
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm.); Diam. 9-1/2 in. (24.1 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.181
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, R J A, device a palm branch (maker's mark)
    [2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1780-82)
    [3] Crowned S (Paris warden's mark, 1781-82)
    [4] Cherub's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1780-82)
    [5] Man's head, bearded, to right, and numeral 1, in octagonal reserve (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1819-38)
    [6] Head of Ceres, profile to left (Paris large excise mark for silver, 1819-38)
    [7] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838-79)
    [8] Insects (anvil mark)

    Location of marks:
    [1]-[3], [7], [8] on underside of rim
    [4], [6], [7] on top of rim
    [5] on underside

  • Provenance

    Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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