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Oval dish

France (Paris)
Artist Unidentified artist

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


3.2 x 25.5 x 36.4 cm (1 1/4 x 10 1/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View





A shaped oval dish, with a molded rim. There is a trace of a monogram on the rim, below the molding.


Warden's Mark: 1765-1766: a crowned B, Incomplete (Dennis, 73).
Discharge Mark: for large work, 1762-1768: a rose (Dennis, 73).
Other: Probably the discharge mark for small work, 1783-1786; a peasant's head (Dennis, 66); mark of "recense" used after November 9, 1797 to mark works with the marks of the old regime: a head (Tardy, p. 165); Guarantee mark used after 1838 for small work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173); A bird's head, possibly an eagle's head: Garantie-Marken fur MitterArbeiten" (Rosenberg, 5894).


November 29, 1946, sold by Robert Ensko, New York to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 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)

Credit Line

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