Toilet Service of the Duchesse de Cadaval, between 1738 and 1739

  • Etienne Pollet, French, active 1715 - 1751


  • Framed: Overall: 3 3/8 × 7 × 4 1/2 inches (8.6 × 17.8 × 11.4 cm)

Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund


On View

  • Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Silver
  • Jewelry
  • Casket (personal gear)
  • Box (container)
  • Coat of arms
  • Paris
  • Lisbon


ca. 1738, probably commissioned by Jaime de Mello, 3rd Duke of Cadaval, or by Louis of Lorraine, prince de Lambesc; May 1739, Henriette-Julie-Gabrielle de Lorraine, Duchesse de Cadaval [1724-1761]; by descent to the family of the Dukes of Cadaval (Lisbon, Portugal); 1931, sold by 9th Duke of Cadaval; 1931, acquired by (Jacques Helft, Paris, France); Patricia Lopez-Wilshaw (Buenos Aires, Argentina); October 3, 2012, sold by (Christie's, Paris, France) lot 39; 2012-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Fregnac, C., ed. Les grands orvèvres de Louis XII à Charles X. Paris, 1965, pp. 136-137. Darr, Alan Phipps, Yao-Fen You, and Megan Reddicks. “Recent Acquisitions (2007–15) of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts.” The Burlington Magazine 158 (June 2016): pp. 501–512, p. 506 (ill.).

Rights Status

Etienne Pollet, Toilet Service of the Duchesse de Cadaval, between 1738 and 1739, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund, 2012.73.