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Spirally-fluted covered pear-shaped body on shaped circular foot with scrolling leaf decoration. Repousse garlands of flowers on either side of the body. Chased coat of arms within a repousse rococco cartouche on the front of the body. Acanthus leaf applied below the spout. Top of cover...

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Provenance

Made for the Marquis de Sassenage, Grenoble [see note 1]. Before 1950, from an "English Noble Family" [see note 2]; by 1950, in Geneva [see note 3]; 1950, with A. & R. Ball, New York; 1950, purchased from or through A. & R. Ball by 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) NOTES: [1] Arms engraved on ewer. [2] See letter from Arthur Ball, November 10, 1950, copy in MFA curatorial file. [3] See letter from Arthur Ball, November 10th, 1950, to Mrs. Firestone, which states that he examined the ewer in Geneva.

Credit Line

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

French (Toulouse), 1763

Object Place

Toulouse, France

Dimensions

26.6 x 18.3 x 12.3 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.); Weight 33 oz.

Accession Number

1993.254

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver