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Soap-box

One of a set of two soap and sponge boxes. Spherical body rests on a molded shaped circular foot. Body is plain with a molded rim. Hinged cover has a shapedthumbpiece and two concentric rings encircling the top of the cover.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, HA, an orb (Dennis, 2). WardMaker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, HA, an orb (Dennis, 2). Warden's Mark: 1746-1747: a crowned F (Dennis, 92). Charge Mark: 1744-1750: a crowen's Mark: 1746-1747: a crowned F (Dennis, 92). Charge Mark: 1744-1750: a crowned A (Dennis, 92). Discharge Mark: 1744-1750 for small work: a slamon's head ned A (Dennis, 92). Discharge Mark: 1744-1750 for small work: a slamon's head (Dennis, 92). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium-sized work: a s(Dennis, 92). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium-sized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, 173). mall boar's head (Tardy, 173).

Provenance

By 1897, Baron Jerome Pichon, Paris [see note 1]. By 1926, Leon Helft, Paris [see note 2]. 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) Notes: [1] 1897, Baron Jerome Pichon's sale, Paris, cat. #397. [2] 1926, Exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, collection Leon Helft.

Credit Line

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

France (Paris), 1746–47

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.394.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver