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Trencher salt

A cast open trencher salt with a shaped oval body. Scrolling forms the supports. The body is concave with a quatrefoil shaped, molded rim and silver-gilt well.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JBC, a key (Dennis, 96). Warden's Mark: 1763-1764: a crowned Z (Dennis, 96). Charge Mark: for large work 1762-1768: a crowned A with a laurel branch (Dennis, 128), and for small work, 1762-1768: crossed laurel branches (Dennis, 14).

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

France (Paris), 1763–64

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.271

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver