Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
5.9 x 13.4 x 9.1 cm (2 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)
An oval-shaped double salt, the scrollwork base resting on four scroll feet and engraved with a coat of arms on one long side. Two three-lobed inset bowls for the slat, each with a hinged shell lid.
Engraved coat of arms. Engraved "146" and "GC" on bottoms of bowls.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, CAC, a cherubim (Nocq I p 244): Undersides of both basins and both lids, underside of scroll support. Warden's Mark: 1761-62, a crowned X (Dennis 75): Undersides of both basins and both lids, underside of scroll support. Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-62, a crowned A (Dennis 75): Undersides of both basins. Charge Mark: for small work,1756-62, a harrow (Dennis 75): Back of scroll support, undersides of both lids.
1878, Baron Pichon, Paris. By 1900 until at least 1926, Mme. L. Burat [see note]. 1934, Richard Wallace, Jr. October 10, 1961, 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)
NOTE: She lent this to the Exposition d'Orfèvrerie française civile du XVIa siècle au début du XIX," Musée des arts décoratifs (April 12-May 12, 1926), cat. no. 58.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection