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Oval box

An oval box, the sides almost straight, with a molding at the rim. The hinged lid slightly domed with chased border of entrelacs, engraved oval rosette a nd crossed laurel branches.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, PG, a sprout (Nocq II p 248): underside of lid, underside of body. Warden's Mark: 1760-1761, a crowned V (Dennis 156): Underside of lid; 1761-62: a crowned X (Dennis 39): Underside of body. Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-62: a crowned A (Dennis 156): Underside of lid, underside of body. Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733 (?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis 156): flange of body. Other: engraved with "339" on bottom.

Provenance

By 1904, Marquis de Biron, Geneva [see note 1]. Leon Helft, Paris. Madame Burat, Paris [see note 2]. By 1914, Jacques Helft, Paris. 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] The entire toilet set was in the collection of the Marquis de Biron, Geneva. [2] Sold by Leon Helft to Madame Burat.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1760–62

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.444

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver