Tray

Description
Large, repousse chased oval tray with oval profile portraits of Queen Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI of France suspended from laurel swags connected to ram's heads and fasces in the well, their coats-of-arms joined by an imperial crown above at center of the wide, everted, plain-edged rim; four panels of floral bouquets and a trophy of crossed quivers and bow complete the rim decoration. No foot ring. Obverse right edge of rim struck with a horizontal diamond or lozenge containing the raised serif letters "ED" flanking a perched bird with imperial crown, and the profile head of Minerva, facing right, with small "1" at top right in clipped-corner square.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1838
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 20 1/4 in x 17 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 51.435 cm x 43.815 cm
ID Number
DL.007046
catalog number
7046
accession number
162081
Credit Line
Gift of Daughters of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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