Teapot

French (St. Quentin)
1755–58
Marked by Adrien Dachery (master in 1730)


Object Place: Europe, St. Quentin, France

Dimensions

19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.249

Medium or Technique

Silver and ebonized wood

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Spirally fluted teapot with wood handle and finial

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, AD, a pellet between
Warden's Mark: Saint Quentin, 1754-57: a bust of Saint-Quentin (a device of the town arms) with a Y below
Charge mark: underfarmer of Saint-Quentin, 1750-66: a crowned T
Standard: boar's head for restricted warranty, Paris, 1838-1961
Maker's, warden's and charge mark all on the underside of the body.
Standard mark appears four times: underside of body, on foot, on bezels of food and lid

Provenance

December 9-18, 1907, Henri Chasles sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris. 1936, Hector Petin, Paris [see note 1]. 1938, anonymous collection [see note 2]. April 24, 1951, sold by Au Vieux Paris (gallery), 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] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file, this was lent by Hector Petin to the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, in 1936. [2] Lent to the exhibition "Three Centuries of French Domestic Silver," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1938, cat. no. 393 (as "formerly in the Hector Petin collection").

Credit Line

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