François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
Other (Overall): 27.9cm (11in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of a pair of shaped circular dishes, with a shallow center depression and molded rim. a crest is engraved on the rim. Christie’s says that it is a German coat of arms with a princely coronet, similar to that on 1993.510.1-29, and 1993.511.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, a fleece (Incomplete) (Dennis, 162). Warden's mark: 1761-1762: a crowned X (Dennis, 75). Charge Mark:1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 150). Other: Countermark used after 1838: par ts of insects (Rosenberg 5929); a small rectangle.
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection