Dish cover

France (Paris)
1771–72
Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (French, born in 1736)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 19.1cm (7 1/2in.) Other (Overall): 24.7cm (9 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1993.408

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A circular domed plate cover with a reed and ribbon rim. The dome is widely gadrooned with matted borders. The upper rim is hung with festoons of laurel. The cover above has a rim of oval guilloche rising to a smaller dome of spiral acanthus leaf topped by a pine cone finial. From the Orloff service.

Markings

On the inner rim: Maker's Mark: a fleur-de-lis, two grains, JNR, a sheaf of wheat (Dennis, 296).Warden's Mark: 1771-1772: a crowned H (Dennis, 299). Charge Mark: for large work, 1768-1775: a crowned A (Dennis, 296). On rim, Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733(?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis, 296). Other: a small rectangle;Russian standard mark: 91 in a rectangle (Tardy, p. 265); St. Petersburg town mark, 1784(?) (Rosenberg, 8141-8144). The Maker's, Warden's and Charge marks are on the inner rim, the Discharge and Russian marks are on the rim, and the rectangle is on the finial.

Provenance

1772, ordered by Catherine The Great for Prince Gregoire Orloff (1734-1783), St Petersburg. 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