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Oval shaving-dish

Oval shaving-dish, part of a set with 1993.388a. Deep with a chased laurel rim. The interior is chased with matted strapwork enclosing matted Vitruvian scrolls and rosettes. The detachable chin-piece is similarily chased with a laurel rim.


Maker's Mark: a crown, two grains, CS, the dove of the Holy Ghost (Dennis, 320). Warden's Mark: 1784-1785: a crowned P with 84 (Dennis, 142). Charge Mark: for large work, 1783-1789: a crowned A (Dennis, 9). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for old, small work: a boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). Illegible mark on the rim of the basin. on the rim of the basin.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1784–85

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver