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Traveling tea service

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Traveling tea service consisting of a teapot; tea canister; suagrbowl; teabowl and saucer; scent flask; two spoons; box.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, [M]B, a bunch of grapes ? (Dennis 50): Underside. Warden's Mark: 1728-29, a crowned M (Dennis 57): Underside. Charge Mark: 1727-32, an A crowned on the side (Dennis 57): Underside, partially effaced. Discharge Mark: for medium-sized work, 1727-32, a crowned martlet (Dennis 57): Underside. Countermark: 1727-32, a crowned bell (Dennis 343): flange of lid.

Provenance

November 11, 1955, sold by Au Vieux Paris (Bonnefoy et Cie.), Paris, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 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

French (Paris), 1728–29

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall (Teapot): 10 x 16.8 x 10.3 cm (3 15/16 x 6 5/8 x 4 1/16 in.) Overall (Tea Canister): 9 x 5.9 x 4.9 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.) Overall (Sugar bowl): 10 cm (3 15/16 in.) Overall (Tea bowl and saucer): 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.) Overall (Scent flask): 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.) Overall (Spoons (each)): 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.) Overall (Box): 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.520.1-8

Medium or Technique

Silver and ebonized wood; porcelain; glass; kingwood; rosewood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver