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Serving spoon

Jean-Étienne Langlois (master 1770, active 1793)
French, Paris
Silver gilt
Length: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on back of handle: [script] CM

Marking: [1] Crowned fleur-de-lis, 2 grains de remède, J E L, device a laurel branch (maker's mark)
[2] Crowned A (Paris charge mark for large silver, 1782-89)
[3] Crowned P, probably with numerals 84 (Paris warden's mark, 1784-85)
[4] Peasant's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1782-86)
[5] Parrot's head (Paris discharge mark for gold and small silver, 1786-89)
[6] Fly (Paris countermark, 1789-92)
[7] Fasces, ax head at center left (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1809-19)

Location of marks:
All marks on back of handle
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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