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Castor

Castor with strapwork. The vase-shaped castor has a raised lower body with 15 ninepins ribs of cut card work applied on a matted ground, soldered to the upper body with an applied molding and a band of gadrooning. The upper body is divided in two parts. The juncture is masked by an applied...

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Inscription

marks (underside of foot) Helft #1167, p.388: maker: a cinquefoil, GB, a grain, two leaves, a cinquefoil. Warden's mark: fleur de lys, two grains, TOL, O, three grains: Toulouse 1714 ? Charge mark: a crowned fleur de Lys? Juridiction of Toulouse, undetermined date

Provenance

1897, Baron Jerome Pichon, Paris. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

France (Toulouse), 1714

  • Guillaume Barrau, French, master 1685, died in 1706 (his widow worked until 1715 with her dead husband's "compagnon"
Object Place

Toulouse, France

Accession Number

1993.343

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver