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Oval cruet stand

France (Paris)
1757–58
François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

8.6 x 19.3 x 29.1 cm (3 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.406a-e

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A shaped oval cruet stand with scrolling and foliage on either end and two foiate motifs in the center of each side. On scrolled and foliate feet. The detachable bottle mounts are circular with cast and chased openwork grape vines and scrolling. Two detachable vase shaped nozzles flank the mounts. They rest onflared bases and are molded beneath their cast wreath rims. The center handle is missing.

The bottles are cut glass with gold grape vine decoration and band around the lip on one, and a gold vine decoration and similar band on the lip and handle of the other. Both have fitted tops and ear shaped handles. One has a broken cover and the handle is broken off as well.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: maker's small mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Dennis, 161). Warden's Mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 161). Charge Mark: for small work, 1756-1762: a harrow (Dennis, 161).

Provenance

By 1954, Ricardo Espirito Santo, Lisbon [see note 1]. 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)

Note:
[1] 1954, exhibited "Tresors de la Cour du Portugal," Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.

Credit Line

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