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One of a pair of helmet-shaped ewers, the foot with moldings and row of gadroons, the lower part of the body adorned with cut card work against a textured ground. There is a ribbed band below the rim and a scroll handle.


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, JCB, a rayed sun (Dennis 87): Bottom scroll of handle (twice), body by handle (3 times), rim of foot, underside of foot. Warden's Mark: 1713-1714, a crowned V (Dennis 359): Underside of foot, bottom inside of vessel. Charge Mark: 1712-17: an A on an inverted crown (Dennis 100): Underside of foot, inside bottom of vessel. Discharge Mark: 1712-17: crowned interlaced L's (Dennis 100): Rim of foot, partially effaced. Other: Illegible square mark on upper scroll of handle.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1713

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver