One from a set of three shaped oval meat dishes. Large, with shallow center depression, and molded rim. One long side engraved with a mostly erased crest. Chrisite's says that it is the Russian Imperial arms.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Maker's small mark) (Dennis, 151). Warden's mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 36). Charge mark: 1756-1762: a crowned A, incomplete (Dennis, 150). Other: a small oval with letters iside; a small rectangle; St Petersburg mark: 'Beschauzeichen etwa" 176? Christie's says that it is a 3 (Rosenberg, 8142). two cirillic letters, a grain between, in a rectangle; a 9(?) in a rectangle; an 0 in a rectangle possibly both are Russian standard marks (Tardy, p. 265).
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection