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Oval huillier

An oval bombe huillier, supported on four animal paw and acanthus feet. The body decorated with cutwork forms and applied masks against a textured ground. The rim gadrooned, surrounding 2 large and 2 small gadrooned circles with a rectangular chased panel at center. The 2 domed lids with a...

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Engraved "105" on bottom.


Maker's Mark: a [crowned] fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, GM, a quatrefoil [?]: Underside. Warden's Mark: 1711-12, a crowned S (Dennis 215): Underside. Charge Mark: 1704-1712, an A encircled by a crown (Dennis 3): Underside. Discharge Mark: for work made in more than one piece, 1704-1712, a crown with a scepter and hand of justice (Dennis 3): Inside bottom. Verification Mark: used as a discharge mark, 1704-1712, a fly (Dennis 215): flange of both stoppers. Other: Unidentified mark [head of an animal ?]: neck of vessel, both lids. Possibly Gregoire Masse?

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1711

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver