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Circular dinner plate

France (Paris)
1761–62
François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Diameter: 25cm (9 13/16in.)

Accession Number

1993.510.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of twenty-nine shaped circular dinner plates, with a shallow depression and a molded rim. The borders are engraved with a German coat-of-arms and a Princely coronet.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, a fleece (Dennis, 162).Warden's Mark: 1761-1762: a crowned X (Dennis, 75). Charge Mark: for large wo rk, 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 160). Other: Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg, 5929); a small rectangle, possibly two.

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