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Coffee pot

France (Rennes)
1738–39
Jean-Baptiste Buchet I (master 1724)


Object Place: Europe, Rennes, France

Dimensions

Weight: 27 oz., 21 cm (1.69 lb., 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.255

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Coffee pot on three paw feet, with wood handle, with erased arms (handle inside)

Markings

Maker's mark: a crowned a fleur-de-lis with two grains, IB, a heraldic ermine (a device of the town arms) between.
Warden's mark: crowned Z with two fleur-de-lis (1738-39)
Charge mark: a 9 with figure inside loop, a fleur-de-lis above (charge for Rennes 1738-1750)
Discharge mark: a butterfly (for Rennes, 1738-1750)
Maker's mark is under each foot, underside of pot, underside of lid
Warden, charge and discharge marks on underside of pot

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection