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A milk jug with a baluster-shaped body. The body is spirally fluted with a molded rim and matted scrolling borders. The bottom is cast and chased with water leaf. The hinged cover is also spirally fluted with a curving band of matting and is topped by a spiral finial. The handle is made of wood...

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Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, HNDB, a mitre. (Nocq, p. 21). Warden's mark: 1766-1767: a crowned C, partially obliterated (Dennis, 141). Charge Mark: for large work, 1762-1768: a crowned A with a laurel branch (Dennis, 141). Other: Standard Mark, 1798-1809: a cock in an octagon with 2 (Tardy,p. 166); Guarantee Mark used after 1838: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). Maker's, Warden's, and Charge Marks are on the base and interior of cover. The standard mark is on the base and the guarantee mark is on the rim of the cover and the rim of the body.


By 1926, Edmond Pouret [see note 1]. By 1932, Madame Louis Hachette. 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. #403.

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

French (Paris), 1766–67

Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver