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Pair Of Silver Spoons,vesoul, 1775-1776

Pair Of Silver Spoons,vesoul, 1775-1776
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"Pair Of Silver Spoons,vesoul, 1775-1776"
  • Pair of silver spoons
  • Vesoul (Besançon jurisdiction), 1775-1776
  • by Jean-François Billard (1738-1804)
  • Dim: 28.5 cm; weight: 307 g
  • Very good condition
  • A pair of stew spoons model double shells on a spatula with double armor and nets. Unidentified Swiss coat of arms
  • Hallmarks: Hallmark of recognition of the city of Vesoul: arms of the city, lion issuant from a crescent moon; Jurande: letter B surmounted by a fleurs-de-lys: December 1775 to November 1776; punch of master: arms of the city accompanied by the letters CFB for Claude-François Billard (1738-1804), elected guard in 1775 during the constitution of the Jurande in 1775. A judgment of the currency of Besançon of February 3, 1775 allows the goldsmiths of Vesoul to constitute a community, 3 masters constitute it at its creation. Gold and silver are worked in the same way (11 deniers 6 grains) as Besançon, the juries-guard had the obligation to affix 2 punches on the titles, already bearing that of master goldsmith. According to a Germanic tradition - Besançon being an old free Germanic city - the works had to bear the hallmarks of recognition, the guild and the hallmark of master. It was not applied the format of the charge-discharge (since 1672), Jurande and master's mark of the other cities of the kingdom.
  • Ref: Solange Brault-Lerch "the goldsmiths of the jurisdiction of Besançon and the principality of Montbéliard", Ed. Droz, 1976
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