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Ewer and basin

Joseph-Pierre-Jacques Duguay (born 1724, master 1756, recorded 1793)

Date:
1761–62
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Ewer (.413): H. 9-7/16 in. (24.0 cm.); Basin (.414): H. 2-9/16 in. (6.5 cm.); W. 8-7/16 in. (21.4 cm.); L. 13-9/16 (34.4 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.413, .414
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J D, device a shell (maker's mark);
    [2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1756–62);
    [3] A harrow (Paris charge mark for gold and silver, 1756–62);
    [4] Crowned X (Paris warden's mark, 1761–62);
    [5] Woman's head profile to left (Paris discharge mark for large silver, 1756–62);
    [6] A shell (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1756–62);
    [7] Old woman's head and numeral 1 in hexagon (mark of French provinces for first standard silver, 1819–38);
    [8] Bearded man's head, 29, in oval (Toulouse large excise mark for silver, 1819–38);
    [9] Crab (restricted warranty mark for silver, French provinces, 1838–79);

    Location of marks:
    [1], [3], [4] inside cover, inside foot rim, on bottom of ewer and of basin;
    [2] on underside of ewer;
    [5], [8], [9] on foot rim of ewer;
    [6], [8], [9] on rim of basin;
    [7] on lip rim of ewer and center of basin;
    [9] on neck of ewer

  • Provenance

    Linzeler (until 1921; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 9, 1921, no. 51; to M. Destreicher [?]); Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; bequeathed to MMA)

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