Oil and vinegar frame
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
6.5 x 18.9 x 22.8 cm (2 9/16 x 7 7/16 x 9 in.)
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A two bottle oblong cruet stand. On an hourglass shaped base with a raised molded border. The four fluted scroll feet rising to slatted supports support twocircular frames, the lower one pierced with ovals, the upper gadrooned on the inside rim and chased with foliage on the outer. The two cover holders are si milarly chased. The central rectangle is chased with a flower. The long, straight handle is applied to the base with an acanthus leaf attachment. It is slightly shpaed at the terminal and decorated with scalework rising to an elaborate engraved vase with a mask and foliage near the terminus. The pear shaped bottles are of cut glass with teardrop shaped cut glass covers with faceted ball finials.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, PR, a mesh (Dennis, 303). Warden's Mark: a crowned I, 1702-1703, not illustrated, but 1701-1702 is a crowned H (Dennis, 276) and 1703-1704 is a crowned K (Dennis, 245). Charge Mark: 1697-1704: an A with a scepter and a hand of justice (Dennis, 79). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838: a boar's head (Trady, p. 173); a small rectangle, possibly with ET inside (Tardy, p. 178).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection