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Oval dish

One of a pair of shaped oval dishes, with molded rims and applied at intervals with foliage encircled with a matted band. The borders are engraved with a coat of arms. (Note: The arms are those of Choiseul, 1719-1785, Minister of Foreign Affairs).

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, a fleece (Dennis, 164).Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, a fleece (Dennis, 164).Warden's mark: 1766-1767: a crowned C (Dennis, 4). Charge Mark: for large wor Warden's mark: 1766-1767: a crowned C (Dennis, 4). Charge Mark: for large wor k, 1762-1768: a crowned A with a laurel branch (Dennis, 164). Discharge Mark: k, 1762-1768: a crowned A with a laurel branch (Dennis, 164). Discharge Mark: for large work, 1762-1768: a rose (Dennis, 163). Other: Guarantee mark used affor large work, 1762-1768: a rose (Dennis, 163). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). ter 1838: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

Provenance

Duc de Choiseul (1719-1785), French Foreign Affairs Minister (1758-1770). By 1926, Collection de Gesne, Paris [see note 1]. By 1958, Penard Y Fernandez [see note 2]. 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) Notes: [1]. 1926, exhibited Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, cat. #94. [2]. 1958, Penard Y Fernandez sale, Paris, cat. #44, Pl. XXXIII.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1766–67

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.429.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver