Michel Delapierre II (Master 1737, died after 1785)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
20.9 x 19.1 x 16.6 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A pear-shaped “turkey pot” with spiral fluting on the body and engraved coat of arms on spout, torsed handle, probably originally encased in wicker. The hinged lid with thumbpiece and spiral fluting, the finial formed of seven shells.
Engraved coat of arms. Engraved "244" on underside.
Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lys, two grains, MDLP, a stone (Dennis 111): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Warden's Mark: 1745-46, a crowned E (Dennis 30): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Charge Mark: 1744-50, a crowned A (Dennis111): Inside of cover, bottom of pot. Discharge Mark: for small work, 1744-5 0, a salmon's head (Dennis 111): rim of pot. Other: Mark for 1er titre silver used from 1838, a head of Minerva in an octagon with a 1 (Arminjon et al p 30 ): Underside.
By 1926, Edmond Guerin, Paris. By 1938, Jacques Helft. By 1943, George Lurcy, New York. By 1946, Baron Cassel vann Doorn, Englewood, New Jersey; 1958, sold at Parke-Bernet sale, New York [see note 1]. 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)
 Sold at Parke-Bernet sale, New York, 1958, lot #50.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection