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Small circular dish

One of a set of four circular dishes. Small and almost flat, they are partially fluted with scalloped edges and a circular, flat applied base. A small bird is engraved in the center.

Inscription

Maison Commune: Lille, about 1691: a C (Helft, 400). Other: Mark of the Lille Maison Commune: Lille, about 1691: a C (Helft, 400). Other: Mark of the Lille mint, about 1680-1683: an L with a trefoil (Helft, 400). Reconnaissance of Lilmint, about 1680-1683: an L with a trefoil (Helft, 400). Reconnaissance of Lille, 1680-1693: a fleur-de-lis (Helft, 400); "Poincons de titre, depratements":le, 1680-1693: a fleur-de-lis (Helft, 400); "Poincons de titre, depratements":a cock in a vertical octagon (Tardy, p. 168); a helmeted head in a circle, po a cock in a vertical octagon (Tardy, p. 168); a helmeted head in a circle, po ssibly the guarantee mark for the provinces (Tardy, p. 168). ssibly the guarantee mark for the provinces (Tardy, p. 168).

Provenance

By 1928, Compte Niel, Paris. 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

France (Lille), about 1691

Object Place

Lille, France

Accession Number

1993.356.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver