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Turkey pot

A pear-shaped "turkey pot" with spiral fluting on the body and engraved coat of arms on spout, torsed handle. The hinged lid with thumbpiece and spiral fluting, the finial formed of seven shells.

Inscription

Engraved coat of arms. Engraved "244" on underside.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, MDLP, a stone (Dennis 111): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Warden's Mark: 1745-46, a crowned E (Dennis 30): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Charge Mark: 1744-50, a crowned A (Dennis111): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Discharge Mark: for small work, 1744-5 0, a salmon's head (Dennis 111): rim of pot. Other: Mark for 1er titre silver used from 1838, a head of Minerva in an octagon with a 1 (Arminjon et al p 30 ): Underside.

Provenance

By 1926, Edmond Guerin, Paris. By 1938, Jacques Helft. By 1943, George Lurcy, New York. By 1946, Baron Cassel vann Doorn, Englewood, New Jersey; 1958, sold at Parke-Bernet sale, New York [see note 1]. 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993) NOTES: [1] Sold at Parke-Bernet sale, New York, 1958, lot #50.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1745

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.371

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver