One of a pair of shaped square dishes, Deep, with molded rims and a partially erased Russian Imperial coat of arms.
Engraved with the Russian imperial crest.
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).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection