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Oval dish

France (Paris)
1756–62
Marketed by François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1993.514.3

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 and a molded rim. A mostly erased crest is engraved on one long side.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, TG, an obliterated letter, Probably an F, making it Francois Thomas Germain's small mark (Dennis, 151). Charge 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 betweeen, in a rectangle; a 9 in a rectangle; an 0 in a rectangle, both possibly Russian standard marks (Tardy, p. 265).

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