Monteith

Henri Auguste French, 1759-1816

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Fashionable Living, Level 3, South Wing

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About the Artwork

Monteith

between 1789 and 1790

Henri Auguste

1759-1816

French

Unknown

Silver

Overall: 5 3/8 × 15 13/16 × 9 7/16 inches, 4 pounds 12 ounces (13.7 × 40.2 × 24 cm, 2.2 kg)

Silver

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund

57.64.1

This work is in the public domain.

Markings

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Warden's mark: 1789/90 Maker's stamp, struck on underside of foot: H.A. [Henri Auguste; fleur de lis crowned; two palm leaves] Engraved on the underside of the base: [coat of arms of the Duke of Cadaval]

Provenance

Dukes of Cadaval (Lisbon, Portugal)

Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva (Lisbon, Portugal)

Mme Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva

1956, Elizabeth and Harvey Firestone, Jr.

1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Les trésors de l'Orfèvrerie du Portugal. Exh. cat., Musée des Arts Decoratifs. Paris, 1954-1955, no. 351.

Grigaut, Paul. "Late Eighteenth Century French Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 36, nos. 3/4 (1959-60): pp. 78-83, p. 82 (ill.).

Davis, F. French Silver1450-1825. New York and Washington, 1970 (fig. 109).

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Henri Auguste, Monteith, between 1789 and 1790, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund, 57.64.1.

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