Silver baluster chocolate pot. Jean-Marc Legast, Paris 1761

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Plain silver baluster-shaped chocolate pot with three feet and ebonized turned wood handle. Moulded reeded rims. Hinged cover with scroll thumbpiece. Baluster finial on a pivoting disc. Hinged spout, the upper section with fine shell motif.

Paris 1761.
Silversmith : Jean-Marc LEGAST registered in 1759 (IML helmet).
19th century accolé coats of arms engraved below a count’s coronet later transformed into a marquis’s coronet.

Gross weight : 966,8 g (31oz).
Height : 24.5cm (9-5/8in).

Accolé coats of arms in dexter of Comte Adhémar de Chateauneuf-Randon, Motto Deo Juvante, in sinister of Berthe d’Arthuys de Charnisay. Adhémar was count when he got married in 1869 and his father marquis.

Marks : master’s mark IML, charge Paris 1756-1762 and letter date X in the cover and on bottom, discharge on the rim.

Condition report : Bottom marks partly legible. Later 19th century wood handle. Minor crack to the hinge of the cover.

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 24 cm
  • Width in cm : 25 cm
  • Depth in cm : 12 cm
  • Weight in g : 966 g
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015020701