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Oval box

French (Paris)
1760–62
Pierre II Germain (French, 1703–1783)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

9 x 18.7 x 11.1 cm, 800 gm (3 9/16 x 7 3/8 x 4 3/8 in., 28.22 oz.)

Accession Number

1993.444

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

An oval box, the sides almost straight, with a molding at the rim. The hinged lid slightly domed with chased border of entrelacs, engraved oval rosette a nd crossed laurel branches.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, 2 grains, PG, a sprout (Nocq II p 248): underside of lid, underside of body. Warden's Mark: 1760-1761, a crowned V (Dennis 156): Underside of lid; 1761-62: a crowned X (Dennis 39): Underside of body. Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-62: a crowned A (Dennis 156): Underside of lid, underside of body. Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733 (?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis 156): flange of body. Other: engraved with "339" on bottom.

Provenance

By 1904, Marquis de Biron, Geneva [see note 1]. Leon Helft, Paris. Madame Burat, Paris [see note 2]. By 1914, Jacques Helft, Paris. 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)

Notes:
[1] The entire toilet set was in the collection of the Marquis de Biron, Geneva.
[2] Sold by Leon Helft to Madame Burat.

Credit Line

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