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A large rectangular casket on four paw feet capped with foliage. The bottom rim is molded and followed by a band of guilloche, as is the upper rim of the base. The sides each have an applied circular medallion with a profile head of awoman on a matted ground surrounded by molding. The medallion...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, NB, a star (Dennis, 54). Warden's Mark: 1714-1715: a crowned X (Dennis, 100). Charge mark: 1712-1717: an A on an inverted crown (Dennis, 100). Discharge mark: 1712-1717: Crowned inverted L's (Dennis, 178). The Maker's, Warden's, and Charge marks are found on the underside of the base. The Discharge mark is on the interior of the base.

Provenance

By 1918, Marcel Poulet, Versailles. 1961, sold at Sotheby & Co., London [see note 1] to S.J. Phillips, London [see note 2]; 1961, sold to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993 [see note 3]; gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993) NOTES: [1] Sold at Sotheby & Co., London, April 13, 1961, lot 50. [2] See note in file [3] Sold to S.J. Phillips, London, April 24, 1961.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

French (Paris), 1714–15

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

9.2 x 24.7 x 31.2 cm (3 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.445

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver