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Cruet frame (one of a pair)

Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (French, 1763–1850)

Date:
ca. 1817
Culture:
French (Paris)
Medium:
Silver gilt, glass
Dimensions:
H. 15-3/16 in. (38.6 cm.); L. 12 in. (30.5 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Audrey Love, in memory of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1978
Accession Number:
1978.524.2a–e
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: [1] J B C O, a bellows, in a vertical lozenge (maker's mark)
    [2] Cock and numeral 1, in horizontal octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1809-19)
    [3] Fasces (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1809-19)
    [4] Head of Minerva, in circle (Paris medium excise mark for silver, 1809-19)
    [5] C.F.H. in rectangle (maker's mark)
    [6] Lower case gothic h in polygonal reserve (London date letter for 1863-64)
    [7] Queen's head (London duty mark)

    Location of marks:
    [1] inside bottom of .2b, c
    [2] on back edge of platform, below top rim of column, on underside of stand of .2a
    [3] on one wing of each sphinx and each lion, on one wing of swan of .2a; in foliage of .2b, c; on each applied frieze on stand
    [4] at top of drapery, on lower rim of stand at back, on base rim of one large well of .2a
    [5]-[7] on back of each armorial plaque

    A second unidentified mark in a polygonal reserve has been struck and cancelled next to mark [2] on platform

  • Provenance

    Count Nicholas Demidoff (from 1817–18) ; [ sale, The Anderson Galleries , New York, December 15, 1928, nos. 29-30 ] ; Audrey B. Love (until 1978; to MMA)

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