7 June 2012
A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU CHENETS
Each in the form of a rocaille scroll, issuing foliage and supporting an eagle, one stamped once, the other twice with the C couronné poinçon
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide (2)
Acquired from Jacques Perrin, Paris.
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Portland Art Museum, extended loan, 1999-2001.
The C couronné poinçon was a tax mark employed on any alloy containing copper between March 1745 and February 1749.
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