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  • Two scallop–shell dishes from the Orloff Service, 1772–73
    Jacques–Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish, master 1765, active until 1777, died 1788)
    French; Paris
    Silver; (.386) H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm), W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm), L. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); (.387) H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm), W. 5 in. (12.7 cm), L. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948 (48.187.386,.387)

    These dishes in the form of naturalistic scallop shells with handles modeled like sprays of Sargasso seaweed and small snail- and cowrie-shell supports are part of a set of twenty-two that belonged to the Orloff Service ordered by Catherine II.

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  • Two scallop-shell dishes from the Orloff Service, 1772–73
    Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish, master 1765, active until 1777, died 1788)
    French; Paris
    Silver; (.386) H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm), W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm), L. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); (.387) H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm), W. 5 in. (12.7 cm), L. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948 (48.187.386,.387)

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