Art/ Collection/ Art Object


French, Paris
Silver gilt
Length: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Suzanne de Peyster and Valerie de Peyster, 1997
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Motto on back of handle: Tandem Vincitur

Marking: [1] J, a grain de remède (incomplete maker's mark)
[2] Interlaced L's (Paris charge mark for gold and silver, 1782-89)
[3] Crowned P, obliterated date letter (Paris warden's mark, incomplete, but probably for 1784-85)
[4] Parrot's head (Paris charge mark for gold and small silver, 1786-89)

Location of marks:
all on back at base of tines
Suzanne de Peyster ; and Valerie de Peyster (until 1997; to MMA)
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