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Circular butter dish

France (Metz)
1785–86
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Metz, France

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7cm (11/16in.) Other (Overall): 12.2cm (4 13/16in.)

Accession Number

1993.472.4

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of six partially fluted shaped circular dishes with molded rims. Similar to 1993.472.1-3 with eight flutes.

Inscription

Maison Commune: Metz, 1785-1786: a crowned N, a star (Helft, 543). Other: New mark: a peacock with a date, porbably 84, thus making it the mark for 1785-1786, Incomplete (Helft, 543); a crowned A, incomplete.

Provenance

By 1926, Richard Wallace [see note 1]. 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)

Notes:
[1]. 1926, exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, cat. #56.

Credit Line

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