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Tobacco box

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A silver-mounted Lanquedoc marble tobacco box, with a serpentine hinged molded top above a conforming base enclosing cylindrical lidded compartments.

Inscription

The top with a monogram "FB"

Marks

Discharge Mark: for small work, 1756-1762: a shell (Dennis, 25). It is on all silver mounts except the key.

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), 1756–62

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

18 x 14.8 x 27.9 cm (7 1/16 x 5 13/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1993.310

Medium or Technique

Metal; Marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver