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Sauceboat

An oval boat-shaped sauceboat on oval plateau. The base supported on four scroll and acanthus legs with a concave edge engraved with panels and cartouches, a chased band of water leaves, and a rim of suaged wire. The sauceboat on an oval foot with suaged wire at the base and rim, the raised...

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Marks

Maker's Mark: before the revolution, a crowned fluer-de-lys, 2 grains, JNB, a sheaf of wheat (Dennis 67): Underside of boat, inside boat base, underside of plateau. Warden's Mark: 1788-89, a crowned P with 88 (Dennis 10): Underside of boat, inside boat base, underside of plateau. Charge Mark: 1789-92, an A with 5, in a circle with latticed border (Dennis 10): Underside of boat, inside boat base, underside of plateau. Discharge Mark: 1789-92, a vine leaf with 2,in a circle (Dennis 10): rim of plateau, sauceboat base. Other: Guarantee mark for large work, 1819-1838, a bearded man in an oval looking left, with a dot and 49 (Arminjon et al p 27), the number 49 corresponding to the department of the Marne, Bureau of Châlons of Reims (Rosenberg IV p 210). Fineness mark for silver, titre 950, 1819-1838, a draped old woman in an octagon with 1 (Arminjon et al p 27).

Provenance

By 1912, Leon Helft, Paris. By 1915, Jean Boivin, Paris. By 1920, David Weill, Paris [see note 1]. 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993) NOTES: [1] Exhibited in 1926 Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, cat #224.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1788

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.355a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver