Pierre II Germain (French, 1703–1783)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
4.7 x 42.4 x 67.1 cm, approximately 3900 gm (1 7/8 x 16 11/16 x 26 7/16 in., approximately 137.57 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Shaped oblong tea-tray with a fluted border and applied foliate handles. It isengraved with scrolling foliage, vines and flowers along the inside of the rim. A coat-of-arms is engraved in the center.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, PG, a sprout or seed (germe)(Nocq, p.248). Warden's mark: A crowned T, probably 1759-1760 becuase the mar k for 1758-1759 is a crowned S, and 1760-1761 is a crowned V (Dennis, 66-67). Charge Mark: for large work, 1756-1762: a crowned A (Dennis, 155). Discharge Mark: for work intended for export, 1733(?)-1775: a little cow (Dennis, 155). Other: a small rectangle; a head in a circle; a smaller circle, and another, smaller circle. Polish coat of arms "scutum opponebat scutis" (probably belonging to the Potocki family).
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection