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Trencher salt

One of a pair of shaped oval trencher salts on a scrolled base with scrolled feet and plain molded sides. The rim and the interior are slightly lobed in four parts. THe interior is silver gilt (?) as is the underside of the cover. Cover is chased and hinged, of scallop shell form. Engraved with...

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Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, CD, a moon (Dennis, 108). Warden's Mark: 1740-1742: a crowned A (Dennis, 108). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with Palm branches (Dennis, 289). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1738-1744: a fox's head (Dennis, 289). Other: Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg, 5929); FE with a star between in an oval. An ocatagonalor square mark with a head in it, possibly a guarantee mark for large work us ed after 1838 : A helmeted man in an oval (Tardy, p.173).


1923, Marius Paulme's sale, Paris, cat. #161, Pl. XVI. 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


Object Place

Paris, France

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver