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Salt cellar

One from a set of four cast trencher salts. The shaped oval base has scrollingforming the supports. The rim is of molded quatrefoil shape and the interior is silver gilt. There is a mostly erased crest on the side.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two graind, AM, a Maltese cross (Dennis,248). Warden's Mark: 1760-1761: a crowned V (Dennis, 156). Charge Mark: proba bly for large work, 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 156).

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1760–61

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.351.4

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver