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TRAY FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET (ONE OF TWO)

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TRAY FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Aucoc

Currently in storage


About this object

The silver surfaces of all pieces are chased with elaborate patterns of scrolls interspersed with shells, flowers, and acanthus leaves on a stippled ground. The upright pieces are topped by the crowned double-headed eagle of the Romanovs perched on an orb surmounted by the imperial crown. The bell, the tumbler, the candlestick, brush, mirror and tray all bear the applied imperial coat of arms instead of the imperial eagle in high relief.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
TRAY FROM A DRESSING TABLE SET (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Silver gilt
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1849
Size:
13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.188.2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK; COAT OF ARMS Aucoc A.II on a rectangle and alozenge with the figure of a cockerel above and C A under- maker's marks of Jean-Baptiste-Casimir Aucoc (1796-1865) ; partially struck insect- "bigorne" (beak-iron) mark 3370 Bimmi-l set 20 scratched Imperial coat of arms
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction