Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

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elcid51
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Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby elcid51 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:55 am

Please help me identify parisian silversmith M L of the cruet.
Thanks,
Guido
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JayT
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Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby JayT » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:41 am

Hello Guido
Your cruet stand was made by Marc-Augustin Lebrun, symbols a weathervane and an eagle (un girouette et un aigle). Lebrun was a wholesale silver tableware maker and also a jeweller specializing in pearls and diamonds.
He worked at 40, quai des Orfèvres, and registered marks in 1810-1811, and 21 January 1821. No end date is given, but he was mentioned in the Almanach Azur until 1822.
Lebrun also had an earlier mark which he registered on 22 April 1808 when he was working at 20, cour de Harley as a silversmith. This mark has initials MAL, symbol a flake (un flocon). Presumably when he changed address he registered your mark.

See Arminjon, v. I, no. 02659, p. 268; and no. 02572, p.260.

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Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby elcid51 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:06 pm

Thanks JayT,
you're right I only remembered now that I have a Lebrun teapot bearing this punch see photo:
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...I'm really old and forgetful.
Thanks always,
Guido

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Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby elcid51 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:21 pm

Hello JayT I also found a cruet that bears Lebrun's first punch, see photo:

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Thank you again,
Guido

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Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby JayT » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:27 pm

Hello Guido
My pleasure to help.
Now you the full set of Lebrun’s marks - very nice.
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Re: Please help me identify silversmith of the cruet

Postby blakstone » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:51 pm

Marc Augustin Lebrun

Born: 7 May 1782, Paris, son of Jean Jacques Lebrun & Brigitte Colne
Married: 1809, to Marie Adelaide Victoire Pinta (ca. 1782-1828)
Died: 21 Jun 1859, Paris

Lebrun was a very important manufacturer who spanned both French Empires. He studied under Jean Baptiste Claude Odiot and later worked for Martin Biennais. He won silver medals at the 1823 and 1834 Expositions, gold medals in 1844 and 1849, and was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 1855. His company continued a short time after his death, until around 1864.


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