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A baluster-shaped ewer, stepped foot with row of gadroons. The lower part of the body covered by upraised laurel leaves against a textured ground. Two moldings encircling body, engraved coat of arms [count's coronet ?] The spout formed of a bearded male mask with fluted headress. Scroll...

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Inscription

Inscribed on bottom "187" twice

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains,SLB, an arrow (Dennis 214): flange of lid. Warden's Mark: 1705-06, a crowned M (Dennis 328): underside of lid, underside of body; Charge Mark: 1704-1712, an A encircled by a crown [Etienne Baligny] (Dennis 27): underside of lid; Discharge Mark: for work made in more than one piece, 1704-1712, a crown with scepter and hand of justice (Dennis 27): Under rim to right of handle; Special countermark, 1705-1708, a crowned E with two grains (Dennis 126): below rim to right of handle.

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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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

French (Paris), 1705–06

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

23.4 x 14.7 x 11 cm (9 3/16 x 5 13/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Weight 30 oz.

Accession Number

1993.341.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver