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Sugar spoon

Maker:
Claude-Auguste Aubry (master 1758, recorded 1791)
Date:
1778–79 or 1780–81
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.17
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back of handle in Gothic letters: E.C.O.

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, C A, device a crozier (maker's mark)
[2] PARIS in cipher (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1774-80)
[3] Crowned P or R (Paris warden's mark, 1778-79 or 1780-81)
[4] Indecipherable (possibly another strike of mark [1])

Location of marks:
[1]-[3] on back of bowl
[4] inside bowl
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
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