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Soap box

French (Paris)
1724–25
Etienne Guiart (Master 1712; died 1720)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.365

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Soap box of compressed circular form on circular gadrooned foot. Applied molded rim with a button thumbpiece and a plain hinged cover. Base has an engraved coat of arms.

Inscription

15118 scratched undeside of foot edge

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EG, a guidon (His second mark) (Nocq, p.299). Warden's Mark: for 1724-1725: a crowned H (Dennis, 364). charge mark: 1722-1727: a crowned a with interlaced l's (Dennis, 306). Discharge Mark: foe medium-sized work 1722-1727: a caduceus (Dennis, 306). Other: guarantee mark used after 1838 for medium-sized work: a small boar's head (Tardy, p.173).

Provenance

1953, purchased by Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), 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