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Twelve couverts

Louis-Joseph Lenhendrick (master 1747, died 1783)

Date:
1767–71
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Forks: L. 7-5/8 in. (19.4 cm.); Knives: L. 8-7/16 in. (21.4 cm.); Spoons: L. 7-1/2 in. (19.1 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.396.4–.39
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Struck: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, L L, device a column (maker's mark); [2] Crossed laurel branches (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1762–68); [3] Crowned D (Paris warden's mark, 1767–68); [4] Hound's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1762–68); [5] Calyx surrounded by fleurons (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1768–74); [6] Crowned F (Paris warden's mark, 1769–70); [7] Crowned G (Paris warden's mark, 1770–71); [8] Helmeted head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1768–74); [9] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79).

    Location of marks:
    [1]–[4] on six spoons and six forks
    [5], [8] on all 24 pieces
    [6] on six knives
    [7] on five knives, six forks, six spoons

  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman (until 1979; to MMA)

  • See also
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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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