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An Empire silver coffee-pot

MAKER'S MARK OF JACQUES-GRÉGOIRE ROUSSEAU, PARIS, 1803-1809

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An Empire silver coffee-pot
Maker's mark of Jacques-Grégoire Rousseau, Paris, 1803-1809
On three paw feet with acanthus leaves terminals, the urn-shaped body with eagle's head spout, the hinged cover with bud finial and water-leaf border, flat-loop wood handle, engraved with coat-of-arms beneath a Marquess coronet, marked on base, body and cover
26.5 cm. (10½ in.) high
786 gr. (25 oz.) gross.

Lot Essay

The coat-of-arms is that of Charles-Francois d'Aviau du Bois de Sanzay, born in 1736. He was consecrated in 1790, Bishop of Vienne and subsequently Bishop of Bordeaux in 1802. He died on 11 July 1826.
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