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Helmet shaped ewer on a stepped, domed circular foot with gadrooning and chased acanthus leaf band on matte ground; the compressed spherical knop above is chased with banded reeds. The lower portion of the body is decorated with applied open and closed straps on a matte ground. Bands of chased...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains [I or J?]E, [a heart?] (for Jean Ecosse see Nocq II p151): Handle (twice), mouldings above and below coat of arms, rim and underside of foot. Warden's Mark: 1705-06, a crowned M (Dennis 328): Underside of foot. Charge Mark: 1704-12, an A encircled by a crown (Dennis 328): Underside of foot. Discharge Mark: for work made in more than one piece, 1704-12, a crown with scepter and hand of justice (Dennis 3): Rim of foot. Other: Special countermark, 1705-08, a crowned E with 2 grains (Dennis 328): Rim of foot. Two illegible marks on handle. Engraved on bottom "201" and "Jo118/5506 matt".

Provenance

1926, Cardeilhac collection, Paris [see note 1]. Until 1960, with S. J. Phillips, London; January 1960, sold by S. J. Phillips to 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993) NOTES: [1] Exhibited in 1926 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, cat. #315.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1705–06

  • Possibly by Jean Ecosse, active before 1705, died after 1741
Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.357

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver