Artist Jean Baptiste Piquette, American, 1779-1813
Title
  • porringer
  • Écuelle (Alternate Title)
Date ca. 1805
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 2 × 11 5/8 × 6 5/8 inches (5.1 × 29.5 × 16.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Fund
Accession Number 61.7
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Stamped, underneath, each in rectangle: BP, PIQUETE
made for Bâby family [possibly Jean-Baptiste Bâby] (Detroit, Michiga, USA);
Bâby family members;
John L. Russell (Montreal, Quebec);
1961-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Robinson, Francis W. “New Light on an Early Detroit Silversmith.” Bulletin of the DIA 40 (1960-1961): p. 23.

Antiques 87 (1965): p. 323.

Simmons, Walter E. "The Collector Looks at Detroit Silver." University Liggett Antiques Show. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 1973, p. 22.

Fox, Ross. "French Canadian Silver." University Liggett Antiques Show. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 1975, p. 80 (fig. 7).

Fox, Ross Allan C. Quebec and Related SIlver at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit,1978, pp. 114-116.