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Circular deep dish

Shaped circular deep dish, with a molded and gadrooned rim. Engraved with a crest in the center.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, a C or a G(?), an obscure device. The only mark that I could find that was similar was that of Charles Girard (Dennis, 169). Warden's Mark: Illegible. Charge Mark: 1732-1738: a crownedA (Incomplete) (Dennis, 133). Discharge Mark: for large and medium sized work 1732-1738: a horse (Dennis, 133) Other: guarantee mark used after 1838 for me dium sized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, 173) a small mark on the outer rim, possibly a countermark 1738-1744: a lizard (Dennis, 205).


By 1926, Gaston Pargues, Paris [see note 1]. 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] 1926, exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, cat # 331.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1732–38

Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver