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Ewer and basin

Jean Fauche (ca. 1706–1762, master 1733)

Date:
1739–42
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Ewer (.411): H. 9-5/16 in. (23.7 cm.); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.); D. 4 3/4 in (12.1 cm.); Basin (.412): H. 2-9/15 in. (6.6 cm.); W. 8-9/16 in. (21.7 cm.); L. 13-15/16 in. (35.4 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.411, .412
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J C F, device a bee (maker's mark);
    [2] Crowned A with palms (Paris charge mark for silver, 1738–44);
    [3] Crowned Z (Paris warden's mark, 1739–40);
    [4] Crowned A (Paris warden's mark, 1740–42);
    [5] Fox's head (Paris discharge mark for small gold and silver, 1738–44);
    [6] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79);

    Location of marks:
    [1], [2] inside cover, on underside of ewer and of basin;
    [3] underside of ewer;
    [4] inside cover;
    [5], [6] on lip of ewer and on rim of basin

  • Provenance

    Countess André Mniszech (until 1910; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 9–10, 1910, no. 153) ; Marius Paulme (until 1923; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, April 18–19, 1923, no. 174; to Verdier); Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; bequeathed to MMA)

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