Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
26.4 x 25.3 x 17 cm (10 3/8 x 9 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A pear-shaped chocolate pot on three scroll feet, the upper part of each foot a flattened oval. The turned wooden handle screws into a cylindrical metal handle, attached to the body by a shield-shaped plate. The spout has a hinged cover-plate. The hinged domed cover has a molded edge and a thumbpiece. A hole in the top is covered by a plate with a mushroom-shaped finial, swivelling on a brad.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, EPLB, two wings (Dennis 213): Underside of stirring-hole cover, underside of lid, lid rim edge, underside of lid rim (three times, one part. effaced), back of thumbpiece, spout cover, inside of spout, handle, handle plate, underside of body, once on each of three legs; Warden's Mark: 1703-1704, a crowned K (Dennis 245): Underside of lid, underside of body; Charge Mark: 1704-1712, an A encircled by a crown [EtienneBaligny] (Dennis 3): Underside of lid, underside of body; Discharge Mark: for work made in more than one piece, 1704-1712, a crown with a scepter and hand of justice (Dennis 3): Between handle and thumbpiece under rim
Inscribed on bottom "238", "D2463 36010 mtt"
By 1908, Leon Helft, Paris. By 1928, Junius Spencer Morgan, Paris. 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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection