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Octagonal dish

France (Paris)
1723–24
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9cm (1 1/8in.) Other (Overall): 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.296.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of shallow octagonal dishes. Rim is reeded with an ovolo pattern above. Engraved with a crest below the rim, probably that of Bateman and of Spencer.

Markings

Maker's Mark: Christie's gives the maker as Nicholas Besnier, I cannot find a maker's mark. Warden's Mark: 1723-1724: a crowned G (Dennis, 202). Charge Mark: 1722-1727: a crowned A with interlaced L's (Dennis, 202). Other: a small rectangle; LHF.

Provenance

By 1926, Lord Bateman Hanbury, London. 1926, sold at Lord Bateman Hanbury sale, Christie's, London [see note 1]. Jacques Helft, Paris; sold to 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

NOTES:
[1] Sold at Christie's, London, July 7, 1926.

Credit Line

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