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Octagonal dish

One of a pair of shallow octagonal dishes. Rim is reeded with an ovolo pattern above. Engraved with a crest below the rim, probably that of Bateman and of Spencer.

Marks

Maker's Mark: Christie's gives the maker as Nicholas Besnier, I cannot find a maker's mark. Warden's Mark: 1723-1724: a crowned G (Dennis, 202). Charge Mark: 1722-1727: a crowned A with interlaced L's (Dennis, 202). Other: a small rectangle; LHF.

Provenance

By 1926, Lord Bateman Hanbury, London. 1926, sold at Lord Bateman Hanbury sale, Christie's, London [see note 1]. Jacques Helft, Paris; sold 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. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993) NOTES: [1] Sold at Christie's, London, July 7, 1926.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1723–24

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.296.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver