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Oval dish

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


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 33.8 cm (9 5/8 x 13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.514.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a set of three shaped oval dishes, with a shallow center depression anda molded rim. One long side has a mostly erased crest on it.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (the T is incomplete), afleece (Dennis, 162). Warden's mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 36). Cha rge Mark: 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 150). Other: a small oval with letters inside; a small rectangle; St. Petersburg mark: "Beschauzeichen etwa" 1761(?) (Rosenberg, 8142); 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).

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