Spice box with grater, François Duran (master ca. 1740, died 1771), Silver, French, Narbonne (Perpignan Mint)

Spice box with grater

Maker:
François Duran (master ca. 1740, died 1771)
Date:
ca. 1744–45
Culture:
French, Narbonne (Perpignan Mint)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 × 3 5/8 × 5 5/8 in. (6.4 × 9.2 × 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.123a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on base: G F

Marking: [1] F between 2 grains de remède, D V / R A N, a star between 2 pellets below (maker's mark)
[2] Shield charged with a fleur-de-lis (charge mark of an under-farmer of Narbonne, ca. 1743-46)
[3] An L, 3 pellets above, N A R below (Narbonne warden's mark, ca. 1744-45)
[4] A dolphin (discharge mark of an under-farmer of Narbonne, ca. 1743-46)

Location of marks:
All marks on bottom and inside each cover
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)