User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Dish

One of a pair of small shallow dishes. Partially chased with two rows of scallops or flutes, with a scalloped rim.

Inscription

Engraved with AIF on the bottom.

Marks

Marks illegible. One is a crowned MI with an S or an F(?), a grain below. Illustrated in Helft, plate XXXVIII.

Provenance

By 1912, Felix Doisteau, Paris. By 1914, 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, Lille?, about 1740

Object Place

Lille, France

Accession Number

1993.280.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver