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

Date:
1766–67
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (3.8 x 7 x 5.4cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of Handy and Harman, 1965
Accession Number:
65.255
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Engraved along front rim of box: Auguste F. à Paris; Scratched next to inscription: 51

    Marking: [1] crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains de remède, RJA, device a palm branch (maker's mark); [2] crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver work, 1762–68); [3] crowned C (Paris warden's mark, 1766–67); [4] hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver work, 1762–68); [5] hunting horn (Paris countermark, 1768–74); [6] man's slipper (Paris countermark, 1774–80); [7] clasped hands (General countermark, 1780–82); [8] dolphin's head (Paris countermark 1782–89); [9] ET in rectangle (French mark for gold and silver imported from countries without customs conventions [1864–1893])

    Location of marks:
    [1]-[3]: inside cover, inside bottom, on insetting rim of box
    [4]-[9]: on insetting rim of box, [9] struck twice

  • Provenance

    Monsieur de Lafaulotte (until 1886; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 5–13, 1886, lot 415); Handy and Harman (through Mr. M.W. Townsend, President; until 1965; to MMA)

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