Sugar sifter

Maker:
C (?) C
Date:
1819–38
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Length: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
97.2.18
Not on view
Marking: [1] C(?) C, a crown above, a goblet between, in vertical lozenge (unidentified maker's mark);
[2] Bearded man's head, numeral 1, in vertical octagon (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1819–38);
[3] Head of Ceres in circle (Paris large excise mark for silver, 1819–38);
[4] Giraffe's head (French large census mark, 1838 to present);
[5], [6] Insects (anvil marks)

Location of marks:
[1], [2], [4] on front of handle
[3] on outside rim of bowl
[5], [5] on reverse of [3] and [4] respectively
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)