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One of a pair of Japanese Imari silver-mounted covered jars, the porcelain painted with chrysanthemums and foliage in blue and red with gilding. The mounts on the body comprising a circular gadrooned foot, four rosette bolts, and a collar of engraved strapwork. On the lid, a molded rim and...

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Marks

Unknown Mark: a fleur-de-lys in a diamond-shaped shield: Knob and rim of lid, collar and foot of body. "401A" engraved on lid flange, "401" engraved on underside of foot.

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

French (Paris), 1717–22

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.500.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; Porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver