Square shaped dish

French (Strasbourg)
Possibly by Jean Daniel Imlin ((master in 1751)), Possibly by Georges Frédéric Imlin ((master in 1751)), Formerly attributed to Jean-Louis Imlin III (1722–1768, master in 1746)

Object Place: Europe, Strasbourg, France


2.8 x 25 x 25.3 cm (1 1/8 x 9 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)





One of a pair of shaped square dishes, with a deep center depression and a molded rim.


Maker's Mark: IMLIN in a rectangle (Helft, 1196). Maison Commune: Strasbourg, 1775: a crowned, foliate L (Helft, 1105 (1195?)). Other: "Reconnaisance de Strasbourg (11deniers, 12 grains, titre de Paris)" for large works (Helft, 1103); Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg, 5929); a small swan in an oval, applied after 1893:"Ce poincon s' applique aussi sur les ouvrages aux titres legaux provenant des ventes publiques et dont on ne peut pas deternminer la provenance. Les droits de garantie ne sont pas restitues en cas de reexportation des ouvrages marquis de ce poincon" (Tardy, p. 179).


By 1951, with Jean-Louis Bonnefoy, Au Vieux Paris, Paris; April 24, 1951, sold by Au Vieux Paris to 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. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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