Edme-Pierre Balzac (Born 1705, master 1739; died about 1786)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
3.5 x 7.2 x 8.5 cm (1 3/8 x 2 13/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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One of a set of four cast trencher salts. Of oblong octagonal shape with concave sides between gadrooning and a molded base with an open oval depression forsalt. Engraved PNR on base.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, EPB, a cinquefoil (Dennis, 33). Warden's Mark: 17401-742: a crowned A. Charge Mark: 1738-1744: a crowned A with Palm branches (Dennis, 135). Discharge Mark: for small work, 1738-1744: a fox's head (Dennis, 135). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838: a small boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). Maker's Mark is on both the inside sides and the underside of the depression, the warden's and charge marks are on the underside of the depression, and the discharge and guarantee marks are on the bottom of the rim.
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.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection