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Dish with cover and liner

Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (1736–1788, master 1765, retired 1777)

Date:
1774–76
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. with cover 7 in. (17.8 cm.); Gr. W. 12-1/2 in. (31.8 cm.); Diam. of liner 9-7/8 in. (25.1 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, in memory of Edward Levinus Clarkson, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.175 a-c
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: [1] (scratched on bottom of dish) see thumbnail sketch
    [2] (scratched on underside of liner) E.P.L.
    [3] (sketchily engraved inside cover in interstices of laurel decoration) E P L

    Marking: [1] Fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J N R, sheaf of wheat (maker's mark)
    [2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large work, 1774-80)
    [3] Crowned L (Paris warden's mark, 1774-75)
    [4] Crowned M (Paris warden's mark, 1775-76)
    [5] Ox head (Paris discharge mark for large work, 1774-80)
    [6] Monkey's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1774-80)

    Location of marks:
    [1], [2] on underside of body, inside of cover; mark [1] struck twice on body, in large and small versions
    [3], [5] on underside of body
    [4] inside cover, on bottom of liner
    [6] on flange of cover, on rim edge of liner

    Illegible traces of two marks are on the bottom of the liner.

  • Provenance

    Robert R. Livingston

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