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Basin

Silver, parcel-gilt

Origin: France, Paris

Date: c. 1795

43.2 cm length; 744 g weight

Marks/Maker: Paris, official 1st silver standard (1798-1809); Paris unofficial assay mark for 1st standard (1794-7), maker's mark for Etienne Giroux, excise mark for large work (1798-1809); later Dutch tax mark

Bequeathed by A.G.B. Russell, 1958; WA1958.57.29

T. Schroder (2009), no. 468

This form was standard in both silver and porcelain from the middle of the 18th century. It would have originally been accompanied by a ewer.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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