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Made by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, St-Martin-de-Fresnay 1810–1892 Paris)
After a design by Louis-Constant Sévin (French, Versailles 1821–1888 Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Chased by Désiré Attarge (ca. 1820–1878)
French, Paris
Silver gilt
11 9/16 x 5 7/16 in. (29.4 x 13.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Inscribed with the names of Attarge, Barbedienne, and its designer, Constant Sévin (1821–1888). Barbedienne, known for his bronze castings of sculpture, also supported a staff for the production of original work in the precious metals.
Signature: On foot of rim: F. Barbedienne Paris C. Sevin.IN.1875 D.ATTARGE.FIT

Marking: [1] F B, a shield with the word "Paris" in the middle, five stars above (maker's mark, registered 1862, broken 1929); [2] Head of Minerva in octagon, anvil mark on reverse (Paris mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present); [3] Boar's head (Paris restricted warranty mark for silver, 1838–79)

Location of marks:
[1] on thumbpiece, below wing tip on neck, on outside of foot rim
[2] on thumbpiece, on outside of foot rim
[3] on handle
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