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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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Inscription

Engraved "105" on bottom.

Marks

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

1993.235a-e

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver