François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
6.4 x 37.7 cm (2 1/2 x 14 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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One from a set of three shaped oval meat dishes. Large with a shallow centerdepression and molded rims. One long side is engraved with a crest (Christie’s says that it is a Russian Imperial crest.
Maker's mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Maker's small mark) (Dennis, 151). Warden's Mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 36). Charge Mark: 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 150) Other:A small oval with letters in it; a small rectangle; St. Petersburg mark: "Beschauzeichen etwa" 176? Christie's says that it is a three. Two cyrillic letters, a grain between, in a rectangle; a9 in a rectangle; an 0 in a rectangle, both possibly Russian standard marks (Tardy, p. 265). Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg, 5929).
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection