Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Standing cup with cover

mid-17th century, finial 19th–early 20th century
French, Paris
Agate, silver gilt, gold, enamel, rubies, diamond
Overall: 7 × 5 × 3 3/8 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 8.6 cm)
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.241a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Marking: Incised on underside of gold mount of foot: [1] 318 (inventory of French royal collection, 1791); [2] I II III IV (dial fashion)
entered French royal collections , Louvre, Paris, mid-1680s (1701, inv. no. 273; 1775, no. 193; 1791, no. 318); Louis XIV, King of France ; Louis XV, King of France ; Louis XVI, King of France ; Pierre van Recoum , on 25 Thermidor, year IV (August 12, 1796) ; Baron Karl Mayer von Rothschild ; his grand-daughter, Princess Jacques de Broglie (until 1911; sale, the Baron Carl Mayer de Rothschild collection , Galerie Georges Petit, June 12–13, 1911, no. 97) ; [ Francis Guérault ] ; [ Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Company, New York ; sold to Friedsam ] ; Michael Friedsam , New York (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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