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Plate, Silver, Coats Of Arms Of The Marquis De La Croix De Castries, 1749 (montpellier)

Plate, Silver,  Coats Of Arms Of The Marquis De La Croix De Castries, 1749 (montpellier)

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"Plate, Silver, Coats Of Arms Of The Marquis De La Croix De Castries, 1749 (montpellier)"
  • Circular dish
  • Silver
  • Montpellier, Silversmith : Jean-Joseph Dartis, 1748-1749
  • Large cicular silverdish with five edgeswith a filleted molding. On the edge the coat of arms of the Marquis de la Croix de Castries. On the back, inventory marks "G" & "8", as well as the weight engraved on the edge according to the measures of old regime "4 m - 5 ons" (4 marks 5 ounces)
  • Good condition, micro scratches in the bassin
  • Coat of arms: crest engraved on the marli of the dish, azure a cross of gold, flanked by two unicorns, surmounted by a marquis crown, for Charles Eugène Gabriel de la Croix, Marquis de Castries (1727-1801)
  • Punches: Under the wing of the dish: Master: fleur de lys crowned, two grains of remedy, IID for Jean-Joseph Dartis. Common house: X surmounting crowned MLP, for Montpellier, 1748 to 1749; Brand: Charge: a lily flowers surmounted by two stars for the silver works of Montpellier, 1744 to 1750; on the edge of the dish, discharge: an ermine crowned & surrounded by two points of cure from 1744 to 1750.
  • Jean-Joseph Dartis (mo of 1744-1807) is the eldest son of the goldsmith Joseph Dartis (1681-1744), silversmith of a long line of goldsmiths from Montpellier. He was apprenticed by his father in 1732 for a period of 8 years. At the death of his father, Jean-Joseph continues the apprenticeship of his brother Pierre V started in 1736 while taking over the paternal workshop. He will be guard of the goldsmith community of Montpellier from 1749 to 1751, from 1760 to 1762, from 1767 to 1769 and from 1778 to 1780. His death certificate is drawn up on April 10, 1807.
  • The number "8" carried on the back of the dish suggests that this dish belonged to an important series allowing to present the dishes as the protocol defined it. We know by the descriptions of the feasts of Monsieur, brother of the King, at the dinner of Saint-Cloud in honor of the king in 1678 the whole disposition of the platerie and other pyramids that later followed the high aristocracy. To get an idea of the number of dishes and the disposition of these, In the collection of Vincent la Chapelle in 1742 in The modern cook, we find two pairs of dishes called "big entrances" close to the typology of our dish , described in Plate VII of this receuil. The different inventories of the crown and the Orleans, show us this diversity of the forms and sizes of the dishes, not to mention their number; these dishes could have different uses depending on the meal and the desired decoration.
  • Ref: The Chapel, Vincent: "Le cuisinier moderne", Paris, 1742 ; Helft Jacques : "Le poinçon des provinces françaises", Ed. de Nobele, 1985 ;Thuile, Jacques : "L’orfèvrerie du Languedoc du XIIe au XVIIIe siècle, généralités de Montpellier et de Toulouse", 2 Tomes, Ed. Causse & Cie, Montpellier, 1966
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