Two silver tripod jugs in a baluster shape with escutcheon fasteners. The hinged and doucine lid is molded with threads. Turned ebony handles.
- Height 24 cm - L. 21 cm - D. 12 cm.
- Height 14 cm - L. 13 cm - D. 8.5 cm.
Gross weight 571 grams and 206 grams.
Master goldsmith for the large model Louis-Joseph MILLERAUD-BOUTY, master in 1779.
Unidentified goldsmith for the small model.
Paris, late 18th century.
A jug identical to the large model by the master goldsmith Jean-Nicolas BOULANGER (active in Paris from 1783) is preserved in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, from the Serge JOYAL collection.
Louis-Joseph BOUTY, dit MILLERAUD-BOUTY, was born in 1733. He He obtained silversmith mastership in Paris on January 23, 1779, endorsed by the goldsmith Nicolas CHEVALLIER. On January 30, 1779, he registered his mark, "crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, LJMB, one star".
We find traces of his work until 1810.
MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
• NEW YORK, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM – "Sugar bowl with cover" – sterling silver, Paris, 1785-1787, inv. 48.187.71a, b.
• PARIS, PETIT PALAIS, MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LA VILLE DE PARIS – "Plateau" – sterling silver, Paris, 1781-1782, inv. ODUT1467(C).
• PARIS, PETIT PALAIS, MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LA VILLE DE PARIS – "Sucrier et son couvercle" – sterling silver, Paris, 1785-1786, inv. ODUT1467(A-B).
• CANDÉ, CHURCH – "Plateau à burettes" – sterling silver, Paris, 1787, classified as Historic Monument on January 25, 1977.