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Oval dish

France (Paris)
last quarter of 18th century?
Guillaume-Jean-Baptiste Gouffe


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

2.9 x 31.2 x 47.2 cm (1 1/8 x 12 5/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.258

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A large, shallow, shaped oval dish with a molded rim. Engraved with a crest on one side.

Inscription

Engraved arms with the motto "In Deo Spes Mea", surmounted by an ermine mantle with crown

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, GJG, a rose (Nocq, p. 269).

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993 [see note 3]; gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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