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Large coffee pot

French (Lille)
1755-56
Francois Charles (master 1743, working in Lille, about 1743-1785)


Object Place: Europe, Lille, France

Dimensions

Weight: 41.5 oz., 31.8 cm (2.59 lb., 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.392

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Large pear-shaped coffee with straight flutes pot on three scroll feet

Provenance

1926, Marquise de Loys-Chandieu (probably Mélanie Agnès de Pourtalès, b. 1870 - d. 1930) [see note 1]. May, 1956, sold by S. J. Phillips, London, to 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)

NOTES:
[1] Lent to the Exposition d'Orfèvrerie Française Civile du XVIe siècle au début du XIXe (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, April 12- May 12, 1926), cat. no. 614.

Credit Line

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