Covered jars

French (Paris)
1717–22
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.500.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of Japanese Imari silver-mounted covered jars, the porcelain painted with chrysanthemums and foliage in blue and red with gilding. The mounts on the body comprising a circular gadrooned foot, four rosette bolts, and a collar of engraved strapwork. On the lid, a molded rim and round domed knob with a band of engraved strapwork.

Markings

Unknown Mark: a fleur-de-lys in a diamond-shaped shield: Knob and rim of lid, collar and foot of body. "401A" engraved on lid flange, "401" engraved on underside of foot.

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. to the MFA.

Credit Line

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