Nicolas Besnier (master 1714, died 1754)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
2.6 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a pair of circular dishes. Shallow, with a guilloche pattern on the rim and an engraved coat-of-arms on the rim (The arms are those of Bateman and Spencer).
Warden's Mark: 1723-1724: a crowned G, Incomplete (Dennis, 56). Charge mark: 1722-1727: a crowned A with interlaced L's, incomplete (Dennis, 56). Other: a small rectangle.
By 1926, Lord Bateman Hanbury, London. 1926, sold at Lord Bateman Hanbury sale, Christie's, London [see note 1]. By 1961,Jacques Helft [see note 2]; sold to 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)
 Sold at Christie's, London, July 7, 1926, part of lot 116.
 See note in file
 Purchased from Jacques Helft on october 2, 1961 for $2000.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection