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Spittoon

A round spittoon, the body slightly bombe and chased with swags of berried laurel. Ring handle and scroll thumbpiece. The funnel lid hinged with a border of ribbon-bound reeds.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, FR, a heart (Nocq II p 402): Underside of lid, Underside of bowl. Warden's Mark: 1772-73, a crowned I (Dennis 132): Underside of lid, Underside of bowl. Charge Mark: for large work, 1768-1775, a crowned A (Dennis 132): Underside of bowl. Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733 (?)-1775, a little cow (Dennis 150): Rim. Other: Import mark: from 1864 for work from countries sharing a Commerce treaty, an ant in an oval shield (Arminjon et al p 41): Lid interior, body to right on handle.

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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1772

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1993.468

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver