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Circular dish

One of a pair of circular dishes. Shallow, with a guilloche pattern on the rim and an engraved coat-of-arms on the rim (The arms are those of Bateman and Spencer).


Warden's Mark: 1723-1724: a crowned G, Incomplete (Dennis, 56). Charge mark: 1722-1727: a crowned A with interlaced L's, incomplete (Dennis, 56). Other: a small rectangle.


By 1926, Lord Bateman Hanbury, London. 1926, sold at Lord Bateman Hanbury sale, Christie's, London [see note 1]. By 1961,Jacques Helft [see note 2]; 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 Christie's, London, July 7, 1926, part of lot 116. [2] See note in file [3] Purchased from Jacques Helft on october 2, 1961 for $2000.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1723–24

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver