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Ecuelle

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An ecuelle and cover, the bowl plain with an engraved coat of arms, the handles with a curved outline ending in a shell, enclosing scrollwork and profile heads in roundels. The domed lid with a gadrooned edge, 2 rows of chased strapwork, and an engraved coat of arms. The knob spool-shaped with...

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Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, PJ, a star (Nocq II p 353): Rim of bowl, undersides of both handles. Warden's Mark: 1712-1713, a crowned T (Dennis 203): Rim of bowl, underside of cover. Charge Mark: 1712-17, an A on an inverted crown (Dennis 359): Rim of bowl, underside of cover. Discharge Mark: 1712-17, a cock with raised right claw (Dennis 359): flange of lid. Other: Rectangular mark [boar's head ?] on flange of lid. Engraved "276" on undersdie of bowl. Engraved coats of arms [Count?].

Provenance

1890, sold at Marquis sale, Paris, cat. #110. Before 1914, M. Poulet. 1926, collection de Vatimesnil [see note 1]. By 1956, with Jean-Louis Bonnefoy, Au Vieux Paris, Paris; June 18, 1956, sold by Au Vieux Paris to 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] Exhibited in 1926 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, cat. #293.

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1712

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

11.4 x 30.9 x 18.8 cm (4 1/2 x 12 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.402a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver