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Large double-salt

An oval-shaped double salt, the scrollwork base resting on four scroll feet and engraved with a coat of arms on one long side. Two three-lobed inset bowls for the slat, each with a hinged shell lid.

Inscription

Engraved coat of arms. Engraved "146" and "GC" on bottoms of bowls.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, CAC, a cherubim (Nocq I p 244): Undersides of both basins and both lids, underside of scroll support. Warden's Mark: 1761-62, a crowned X (Dennis 75): Undersides of both basins and both lids, underside of scroll support. Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-62, a crowned A (Dennis 75): Undersides of both basins. Charge Mark: for small work,1756-62, a harrow (Dennis 75): Back of scroll support, undersides of both lids.

Provenance

1878, Baron Pichon, Paris. By 1900 until at least 1926, Mme. Burat. 1934, Richard Wallace, Jr. 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

1761

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.276

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver