User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Wine taster

A circular wine taster with straight flaring sides, a domed center and a reeded base.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, IR, a heart between the two letters, a leaf(?) between two grains (Helft, 286).

Provenance

By 1963, 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 (Bordeaux), about 1770

Object Place

Bordeaux, France

Accession Number

1993.285

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver