Porcupine Shaped Silver Toothpick Holder By Marc-augustin Lebrun, Paris, 1809-1819 flag

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"Porcupine Shaped Silver Toothpick Holder By Marc-augustin Lebrun, Paris, 1809-1819"
  • Toothpick holder
  • Sterling silver, hammered, melted, welded
  • Paris, 1809-1819
  • Very good condition, very nice chasing
  • Dim: 13.5 cm high; Weight: 283g
  • Silver porcupine-shaped toothpick holder on a round platform bordered by a row of pearls, on a conical foot edged with water leaves all on a squared base. At the base of the foot are engraved the number "MR" (circa 1880)
  • A great classic of the Empire period, this toothpick holder is representative of the production of the goldsmith Marc-Antoine Lebrun (1808-1859), some of which are similar to ours. A toothpick holder of this model was sold at Sotheby's on May 6, 2015 at no.90.
  • Hallmarks (on the square base): Title hallmark: rooster flying away with a 1 at the bottom right in horizontal octogon, Paris, 1st standardsilver(950/1000), 1809-1819 ([1] p.26); "grosse garantie", head of a woman in a circle, Paris, 1819-1838 ([1] p.27); Master silversmith: MAL, a flake for Marc-Augustin Lebrun ([1], n ° 2572 p.260); Title hallmark (on the foot): Head of an old man "Michel-Ange", Paris 1st standard silver, 1819-1838 ([1] p.27)
  • Marc-Antoine Lebrun: Parisian goldsmith, he was apprenticed to Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot. He was received as a master silversmith on April 22, 1808 and settled in 20 coursde Harlay then at 40 quai des orfèvres. He practiced both grossness, largely inspired by his master for pieces of the Empire and the Restoration, as well as jewelry. His workshop will be active during the first half of the 19th century and will make it one of the most famous workshops of its time with the creation of works of successful aesthetic and decorative qualities. Manyare kept in prestigious collections including those of the Louvre Museum at Paris (a fountain, OA11751 & an ewer and its basin, OA9692). Most of his production is in the Empire style, but at the end of his life he evolved into a naturalistic style of which the table fountain in the Louvre Museum is a prominent example (Inv. OA11218). He died in 1859.
  • Réf.: [1] Cahiers de l’inventaire n°25: «Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d’ouvrages d’or et d’argent, Paris 1798-1838», Imprimerie Nationale Éditions, 1991
  • Price: 2580 €
    Artist: Lebrun
    Period: 19th century
    Style: Consulat, Empire
    Condition: Très bon état

    Material: Argent massif
    Length: 11.5 cm
    Diameter: 8.5 cm
    Height: 13.5cm

    Reference: 778355
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