Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
Overall: 3.5 cm, 136 oz. (1 3/8 in., 8.5 lb.) Other (Overall): 41.6cm (16 3/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)
One of a pair of large, shaped circular dishes. The rim has a reed and ribbon band with a wide band of chased elongated oval guilloche pattern surrounded by matting.
A large armorial is engraved in the center.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, JD, a shell (Dennis, 122). Warden's Mark: 1773-1773: a crowned I (Dennis, 132). Charge Mark: for large work, 1768-1775: a crowned A (Dennis, 132). Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733(?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis, 125). Other: a small rectangle.
March, 1971, sold by S.J. Phillips, Ltd, London, to Mrs Harvey Firestone. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection