A beautiful 18th Century French Silver personal Stoup by Bathélémy de Courchelle from Lille.
A Beautiful work on the large private 18th century silver cross which surmounted by the titulus ‘INRI’, it features a Christ in the finely carved ‘Ronde bosse’.
The cross is decorated with beautifully stamped and chiseled seashells on three ends.
It is flanked by two cherubs standing on foliage..
The large stoup has a solid six sided lid with a floral finial on the lid and underneath the bowl.
A beautiful and large piece that would have graced a personal altar.
The Hallmarks are under the Fermiers Généraux régime (the Old Regime) for the city of Lille:
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You have the City Letter for Lille showing a crowned Fleur de Lys for the Years 1739-1741
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You have the Poinçon de Jurande or Lettre Date, showing a crowned A for Lille for the the year 1739-1741
Our spoon is dated 1739-1741.
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You have the Makers Mark for Bathélémy de Courchelle showing his three initials under an open crown with a dot in between.
Bathélémy de Courchelle was born in 1701 in Lille.
Jacques François registered his Master Mark in 1738 in Lille.
In the Written Records of Lille for him we mostly have orders for religious items, we also show one of his only non religious works as being in the Metropolitan Museum.
Bathélémy de Courchelle passed away in 1776.