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Oval dish

A shaped oval dish with a molded rim. The rim is engraved with two crests opposite each other below the molding.


Engraved arms


Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JLO, a shell (Dennis, 268). Charge Mark: for large work, 1783-1789: a crowned A (Dennis, 268). Discharge Mark: probably the mark for work intended for export 1781-1792: a ewer (Dennis, 268). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for old small work: a boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); a shell there are only two illustrations of shells in Dennis , one is the discharge mark for 1781-1792 for Bordeaux (Dennis, 431A) and the discharge mark for small works, 1756-1762 for Paris (Dennis, 282).


Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993 [see note 3]; 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

France (Paris), 1783–89

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver