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Sugar Tongs In Vermeil, Bordeaux, 1782-1783

Sugar Tongs In Vermeil, Bordeaux, 1782-1783

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"Sugar Tongs In Vermeil, Bordeaux, 1782-1783"
  • Sugar tongs
  • Gilt silver
  • Jean Chéret, master goldsmith from 1775 to 1798
  • Bordeaux, 1782-1783
  • Very good condition, some wear on the gilding
  • 15.5 cm; Weight: 59g
  • Gilt silver sugar tongs. The double shell branches lined with netting end in a shell. Seed in a spinning top by master silversmith Jean Cheret de Bordeaux. An identical model from the Petin and David-Weil collection is reproduced from the reference book on Bordeaux. [1, p.197]
  • Silvermarks: inside one of the branches: Charge, illegible; community mark: B crowned overcoming two points [1, n ° 113a]; Silversmith mark: crowned JC, for Jean Cheret (mo of 1775-1798), external branch of a branch, Discharge; Coquille saint-Jacques [1, n ° 103] for small works from 1781
  • Jean Cheret: master goldsmith in Bordeaux in 1775, completed his eight-year apprenticeship with the goldsmith Paul Seguay. He produced his masterpiece, a sugar tongs with fillets and shells in the studio of Guillaume David. He was guard of the community in 1791. His widow inscribed his punch in 1798. Many works of this silversmith are listed, in addition to the sugar tongs, characteristic objects of Bordeaux, we find cutlery, stew spoons, teapot, sugar bowl and an ewer basin at the Clark Institute of Williamstown, Massachussets.
  • Ref. : [1] Jean & Jacques Clarke from Dromentin "The goldsmiths of Bordeaux and the brand of Roy". Provenance: old Pétin collection
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