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Pair Of Salt Shakers, Agate And Silver, Metz, 1687-1710

Pair Of Salt Shakers, Agate And Silver, Metz, 1687-1710
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"Pair Of Salt Shakers, Agate And Silver, Metz, 1687-1710"
  • Pair of salt cup
  • Agate, silver
  • France, Metz 1687-1710
  • Master goldsmith: Jérémie Gremecieux
  • Good condition, slight lack at one of the points
  • Pair of agate salt shakers, the silver mount. Of hexagonal shape with, at the base, a silver mount bordered of a chain with the punch of Jeremie Gremecieux, master-of-go in Metz from 1687 to 1710.
  • Gremecieux, born in 1664 he married Anne Marguerite Jaubert in 1686 in Metz, and is listed as a new convert and goldsmith at St. Croix parish on September 7, 1687. Again cited in acts in 1690, 1693 and 1698. The last known act is a death certificate he signed in 1710 for Philippe Robert Attorney in the parliament of Metz. We lose track after this date.
  • The use of agate is typical of German production, thanks to numerous mines including that of Idar-Oberstein. Although a French city since 1552, the production of Metz is inspired by its proximity to the German production, until the early eighteenth. This type of salt cup is particularly rare.
  • Ref: Cassan, "the goldsmiths of Lorraine and Sadan", Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 1994, p.291
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