An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot
An Avignon Coffee Pot

JEAN-PIERRE VIOLET (worked from 1774)

An Avignon Coffee Pot

c. 1775 France

Offered by Peter Cameron

£2,100 gbp
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A Louis XVIth Coffee Pot, Avignon, circa 1775, Jean-Pierre Violet. The pot is engraved with a coat-of-arms for Jacques de Tardivon [1714-1791], who was, in 1761, elected abbot and head of the order of canons of Saint-Ruf de Valence. This order of canons was transfered in 1773 to the order of Saint-Lazare and the estates f the old order were secularized. As former abbé, de Tardivon was given the title of 'Commandeur-Princier' of the order of Saint-Lazare and the arms of this coffee pot reflect that new title and perhaps also the compensation received by the abbé on the abolition of his order. The coronet used in the arms is most unusual: the only other use of a similar coronet being in the new arms of the city of Versailes adopted during the French revolution.
As a young officer in the army, Napoleon was given letters of introduction to de Tardivon on being posted to Valence in 1789.
My thanks to M. Francois Velde for assistance in identifying this coat-of-arms.
For details of Violet Claude Gérard Cassan, 'Les Orfèvres D'Avignon et du Comtat Venaissin'.
Good weight and colour with some scratching to surface of body and legs and some sign of old bruising.
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Width 2.40 cm (0.94 inches)
Depth 14.90 cm (5.87 inches)
Weight 936.30g (30.11oz t)
Stock Code
O3682
Medium
silver
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