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Circular deep dish

One of a set of two shaped circular deep dishes with molded rims.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, PFG, a fly (Dennis, 172). Warden's Mark: 1777-1778: a crowned O (Dennis, 17). Charge Mark: for large work, 1775-1781: a crowned A (Dennis, 17). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1775-1781: an Ox's head (Dennis, 240). Other: countermark used after 1838: insects in geometric shapes (Rosenberg, 5928); Guarantee Mark used after 1838: a small boars head (Tardy, p. 173); Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg, 5929); Excise mark for large work, 1819-1838: a head of Ceres in a circle(Dennis, 222); Assay mark for first standard silver, 1819-1838: a head of Michaelangelo with I in a vertical octagon (Dennis, 222).

Provenance

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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1777–78

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.232.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver