Lot 217

Pair of silver FLAMBEAUX. Baluster shaft with cut-off sides, base with an eight-sided doucine. Coat of arms engraved with a count's crown. Hallmarks to the Farmers General of the Jurisdiction of Rennes, 1710-12, guard hallmark Le Tailleur Gilles-Antoine put into service on December 2, 1710. Master Goldsmith probably Jean PIGEON received master in c.1692. Height 20.5 cm. Weight : 770 g. Pair of silver torches with count's coat of arms, Louis XIV period work by a goldsmith from Rennes. Thanks to Mrs. Berroyer and Mr. Maupas for their information. Bibliography : Jacques BERROYER, "Goldsmithing in Haute-Bretagne", éds Cloître, 2004, p. 247 for a biography of Jean Pigeon, p. 322 n°85 for a pair of torches very close to 1702 by Nicolas Fremont.