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Small jug

1745–55
Pierre Thiebaud (French)


Object Place: Europe, Salins, France

Dimensions

12.8 x 8 cm (5 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.486

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Small jug. The pear-shaped body, the cast stepped foot and cover are divided in 4 parts joined verticaly. On one of them is soldered a little curved cast spout with a foliage decoration. On the opposite is soldered a harp-shaped handle . The body has an applied bezel. The domed cover has a moldered rim, is capped by overlapping leaves and is attached by a hinge ornamented with shelves. (hinge pin missing). A coat of arm is engraved on a side of the body within tied plume mantling

Inscription

marks (on underside of base):
maker: PT above the arms of Salins. PT : little mark of Pierre Ignace II Thiebaud master in 1763 (Helft #237)
Warden's mark: a K with a fleur de Lys. salins circa 1768
Charge mark: reconnaissance de Salins (arms of the city) Helft #234, Tardy p. 127

Credit Line

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