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Square dish

One of a pair of shaped square dishes, Deep, with molded rims and a partially erased Russian Imperial coat of arms.

Inscription

Engraved with the Russian imperial crest.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Maker's small mark) (Dennis, 156), Christie's gives the maker as unknown. Warden's Mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 155). Charge Mark: for large work 1756-1762: a crowned A ( Dennis, 155). Other: a small oval with letters; a small rectangle; St. Petersburg mark: "Beschauzeichen etwa" 176? (Probably a 1,3,or 7)(Rosenberg, 8142); two Cyrillic letters, a grain between in a rectangle; a 9 in a rectangle, an 0 in a rectangle, both possibly Russian standard marks (Tardy, p. 265).

Credit Line

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

1757–58

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.303.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver