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France (Paris)
Artist Pierre-François Bonnestrenne (French, 1682–after 1740)

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


10.1 x 9.7 cm (4 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View





The pear shaped body is plain. The circular foot is cast in three parts: a molded ring, a band of gadrooning, and a plain outer rim . The harp-shaped handle is soldered to the body and joined to the cover with a three-part hinge and scrolled bifurcated thumbpiece. The small soldered spout is cast with a man’s head. The raised stepped circular domed cover has an overlapping band of gadrooning, and a baluster finial with vertical reeding applied in the middle of a disc of radial reeding


Maker (underside of foot, underside of cover, outerside of rim of foot , side of the handle): a crowned fleur de lys, two grains, P F B, an orange. (Beuque p.194 #1742)
Warden's Mark (underside of foot, underside of cover, outerside of the body near the foot): a crowned X Paris 1737. (La datation de l'orfevrerie Parisienne p.121 #379)
Charge mark (underside of foot, underside of cover): crowned A: silver work in Paris 1732-oct 1738 (la dat. de l'orfevrerie parisienne p.120 #368)
Discharge mark (outerside of rim of foot): a horse: large and medium work Paris 1732-1738
(La data. de l'orfevrerie parisienne #370, Tardy p.108). A lezard: countermark in Paris 1738-1744 (Tardy p.108)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection