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Plate
  • Plate
    Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile, born 1837 - died 1913
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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1892 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile, born 1837 - died 1913 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    426-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 15

This silver plate is the work of P. H. Emile Froment-Meurice (1837-1913). He was the son of the celebrated French jeweller and goldsmith François-Désiré Froment-Meurice (1802-1855), whose firm won medals and accolades whenever it exhibited. The V&A bought extensively from the firm, an indication of its reputation.

Much of this success was due to his workshop subcontractors, who included some of the finest artists and craftsmen of the period. The firm’s stand at the Great Exhibition at Hyde Park in London in 1851 was unusual among the French manufacturers for its mixture of plate, jewellery and objects of vertu.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1892 (made)

Artist/maker

Froment-Meurice, P. H. Emile, born 1837 - died 1913 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

Head of Minerva (twice), maker’s mark and stamp for Froment-Meurice

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.1 cm, Height: 2.9 cm

Object history note

Bought for £22.05.2d from the manufacturer
The plate is in early 18th century in style. It was bought from the manufacturer for £ 22 10s 2d.

Descriptive line

Silver, Continental

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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