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Cruet frame

A huillier composed of an hourglass-shaped plateau with scroll edge, the feet chased with mussel shells at the corners, rocaille motifs at each end, and cartouched with engraved coats of arms in center. The top of the plateau edged with bound reeds and clasps, engraved with a Vitruvian scroll...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, JLDR, (Nocq II p 53): 4 times underside of plateau rim, undersides both bottle holders. Warden's Mark: 1737-38, a crowned X (Dennis 48): Underside of one bottle holder, underside of plateau. 1739-40: a crowned Z (Dennis 48): 4 times underside rim of plateau. Charge Mark: 1732-38, a crowned A (dennis 48): Underside of both bottle holders, underside of plateau. 1738-44, a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis 108): 4 times underside rim of plateau. Other: import mark used from 1893, an and in a rectangular shield (Rosenberg IV 5907): Rim of plateau, rim of both bottle holders. Struck "402" underside of plateau, both bottle holders. Maker's mark could be I DR?

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

French (Paris), 1737–40

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.501a-c

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver