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Trencher salt

One of a pair of small, cast, open trencher salts. The oblong octagonal body has concave sides between a molded base and rim and a deep oval well.

Marks

Maker's Mark: B/RIEV/MES, a fleur-de-lis (Helft, 1147). Maison Commune: Toulouse, 1762: a fleur-de-lis, TOL, two grains, an Hbetween (Helft, 1145). Charge Mark: for large work, 1760-1768: a cinquefoil in a crowned shield (Helft, 1147). Discharge Mark: for large work: a crowned shield with three female figures (Helft, 1146). Other: guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium-sized works: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173).

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.

Credit Line

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

France (Toulouse), 1762

Object Place

Toulouse, France

Accession Number

1993.268.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver