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Ecuelle and cover

Raised ecuelle with a flat circular base and rounded plain sides. A flat triangular handle with an applied cut card work against a matted ground enclosing a medallion is soldered on each side. The raised stepped circular cover has an applied border of gadrooning and an applied bezel. A disc of...

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Inscription

Engraved Arms of Jerome Bonaparte

Marks

Maker (outer side of bowl, underside of cover (incomplete), top side of each handle): a crowned fleur de lys, two grains, A S N, a cross. Antoine de Saint Nicolas, master 1714, still living 1755. The date of registration of this mark has not been found. (Beuque p.17 #148, Dennis p.101#306a) Warden's mark (outer side of the bowl): a crowned Q. Paris 1732, sept. 17 illegible (La datation de l'orfevrerie francaise sous l'ancien regime p.121 #374. Helft makes it legible) charge mark (outer side the bowl, underside of cover): an A crowned on the side, difficult to read (Dennis p.102 #307e) Discharge mark (outer rim of lid, outer side of bowl): Paris 1732-1738 for large and medium work (Tardy p.108, Dennis p.39 #51d) Other (underside of cover, top side of each handle, outer side of bowl): guarantee mark of large work: minerva head, 1: 10 may 1838 (Tardy p.173) + unidentified mark on underside of each handle.

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. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1732

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.237a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver