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Dinner plate

One from a set of eighteen shaped circular dinner plates, the rim with overlapping laurel and ovolo at intervals, the borders engraved with a coronet and Electoral bonnet, fourteen by Jean-Louis III Imlin and four by Jacques-Henri Alberti.


Maker's Mark: IMLIN in a rectangle (Helft, 1096). Maison Commune: 1768: a fleur-de-lis, an R (Helft, 1095). Other: Reconnaissance, 1750-1789: a crowned 13 (Helft, 1082); a small rectangle; Countermark used after 1838 (Rosenberg, 5929).


1767, Elisabeth Auguste (1721-1794), Electress of Bavaria and the Palatinate; to her niece, Marie Anna (nee von Birkenfekt Zweibruken, 1753-1824), Duchess of Bavaria; to her son Pius Augustus, Duke in Bavaria (1808-1888); to his son Karl Theodore, Duke in Bavaria (1839-1909), to his daughter Marie-Gabriele, Crown Princess of Bavaria (1878-1912), to her husband Crown Prince Ruprecht of Bavaria (1869-1955). 1930, purchased by Jacques Helft, Paris. 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)

Credit Line

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

French (Strasbourg), 1768

Object Place

Strasbourg, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver