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Circular deep dish

France (Paris)
1738–39
Attributed to Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (French, born in 1736)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.509.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of shaped circular deep dishes, with guilloche pattern rims with molding below. The borders are engraved with an English Earl’s armorials.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: Indistinct, attributed to Jacques Rottiers (A crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains , IR, a sheaf of wheat, Dennis, 293), but too incomplete to tell, see 1993.509.2. Warden's Mark: 1738-1739: a crowned Y, incomplete (Dennis, 185). Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with palm branches (Dennis, 290). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1738-1744: a fox's head, incomplete (Dennis, 135). Other: Three circles on the rim.

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993 [see note 3]; 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