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Dish

One of a pair of small shallow dishes. Partially chased with two rows of scallops or flutes with a scalloped edge which is slightly more rectangular than that of its pair.

Inscription

Engraved with AIF on the underneath.

Marks

Marks illegible, its pair is illustrated in Helft, plate XXXVIII. Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium sized works: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

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

1993.280.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver