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Square dish

One of a pair of square shaped dishes. Deep, with molded rims, and a partiallyerased Russian Imperial coat of arms in the center.

Inscription

Engraved with the Russian imperial crest.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Incomplete) probably the small mark of Francois Thomas Germain (Dennis, 156). 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 in it; a small rectangle; St. Petersburg mark: "Beschauzeichen etwa" 176? (Probably either 1, 3, or 7) (Rosenberg, 8142); two Cyrillic characters, 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

1993.303.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver