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Pair of Circular Platters

A work made of gilt silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gilt silver.

Date:

c. 1809-19

Artist:

Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French, 1764-1843)
Paris, France

About this artwork

These platters for the dining table are part of a vast service made for Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister Pauline on the occasion of her marriage to the Roman nobleman Camillo Borghese, Sixth Prince of Sulmona.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Martin-Guillaume Biennais

Title

Pair of Circular Platters

Place

Paris (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1809–1819

Medium

Gilt silver

Inscriptions

MARKS: “[lozenge with seated monkey and two pellets above B, maker’s mark] / [cock with 1 in right corner in horizontal octagonal shield, Paris assay mark 1809-19] / [helmeted dexter head of Minerva in round punch, aeris excise mark 1809-19],” on bottom rims of both INSCRIPTIONS: “[Borghese armorials surmounted with Napoleonic Crown],” engraved on raised edge

Dimensions

Diam.: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles V. Hickox

Reference Number

1966.109a-b

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