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Sauceboat

French (Paris)
1773-74
Joseph-Theodore Vancombert (Born about 1723; master 1770; died after 1787)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Weight: 29 oz., 8.3 x 20.6 x 14 cm (1.81 lb., 3 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.370.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair (with 1993.370.2) of double-lipped sauceboats.

Inscription

Engraved initials "IT"

Markings

Maker's mark on underside of bowl and foot
Warden's mark "K" for 1773-74
Charge: crowned "A" for large works, 1768-75, on underside of bowl
Charge: rosette for medium works, 1768-75, underside foot
Discharge: profile of woman with chignon for large works, 1768-75, outside foot

Provenance

1926, Amédée Gonin (b. 1847 - d. 1927), Lyon [see note 1]. October 29, 1955, sold by H. Baur (dealer), Paris 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)

NOTES:
[1] Lent to the Exposition d'Orfèvrerie Française Civile du XVIe siècle au début du XIXe (Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, April 12- May 12, 1926), cat. no. 166.

Credit Line

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