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Marc Jacquart

Sugar Bowl

Artist

Marc Jacquart
Active in Paris from 1798

Title

Sugar Bowl

Date

Between 1798 and 1809

Materials

Silver, crystal

Dimensions

29.4 x 16 x 14.3 cm

Weight

Weight: 883.5 g

Credits

Gift of the Honourable Serge Joyal, P.C., O.C., in honour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' 150th anniversary, inv. 2010.775.1-3

Collection

Decorative Arts and Design

The decoration of this piece comprises a female figure with a child, symbols of the birth of love or the protectiveness of maternal love. The
iconography here suggests Cupid and Psyche, the famous mythological couple whose story is told by Ovid in the Metamorphoses.

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