One of a pair of shallow octagonal dishes. Rim is reeded with an ovolo patternabove. Engraved with a crest below the rim, probably that of Bateman and of S pencer.
Maker's Mark: Christie's gives the maker as Nicholas Besnier, but 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; Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg: 592 9). 9).
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:  Sold at Christie's, London, July 7, 1926.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection