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Beaker

French
1737
Attributed to Francois Balzac


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in., 6 oz. (9.5 x 7.9 cm, 0.37 lb.)

Accession Number

1993.262

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Bell-shaped beaker on domed foot, with molded rim and mid-rib, applied beneath with strapwork

Inscription

Engraved R.D.L.

Provenance

1926, Mme. René Fouret (Catherine Breton, b. 1846), Paris [see note 1]. May 16, 1951, sold by S. J. Phillips, London, 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. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Notes:
[1] She lent this to the Exposition d'Orfèvrerie Française Civile du XVie siècle au début du XIXe (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris,April 12 - May 12, 1926), cat. no. 375.

Credit Line

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