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Square dish

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


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

2.9 x 26.7 x 26.9 cm (1 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.303.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of square shaped dishes. Deep, with molded rims, and a partiallyerased Russian Imperial coat of arms in the center.

Inscription

Engraved with the Russian imperial crest.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG (Incomplete) probably the small mark of Francois Thomas Germain (Dennis, 156). Warden's Mark: 1757-1758: a crowned R (Dennis, 155). Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 155). Other: a small oval with letters in it; a small rectangle; St. Petersburg mark: "Beschauzeichen etwa" 176? (Probably either 1, 3, or 7) (Rosenberg, 8142); two Cyrillic characters, a grain between in a rectangle; a 9 in a rectangle; an 0 in a rectangle, both possibly Russian standard marks (Tardy, p. 265).

Credit Line

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