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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Found. Another Jean Simeon Chardin still life kettle.

I found another painting of a copper kettle by Jean Simeon Chardin, & tried to duplicate the image using a kettle which I have for size comparrison. But as you can see from the two images, the original is still larger in comparrison to the eggs. So still can't authenticate this type of kettle in this size for the 18th century.


The brass trade kettle I am using at present.

2 comments:

renna-darling said...

Are eggs the same size now as in the 18th century?

Le Loup said...

Well eggs then as now come in a couple of sizes at least from your average chook. I have to assume that the eggs that Chardin painted were average hen eggs. But even if they were not, there is a lot of difference in size between the two kettles. The kettle I used is a copy of a later kettle as was sold by the Hudson Bay Company.
The brass one below was in use from the 17th century through the 18th century.