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Circular dish

France (Paris)
1761–62
François-Thomas Germain (French, 1726–1791)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 27.9cm (11in.)

Accession Number

1993.512.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of shaped circular dishes,with a shallow center depression and molded rim. A coat of arms is engraved on the rim. Christie’s says that it is aGerman coat of arms with a princely coronet, similar to that on 1993.510.1-29 , and 1993.511.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: F, a grain, the rest illegible. It is a pair with 1993.512.1, soMaker's Mark: F, a grain, the rest illegible. It is a pair with 1993.512.1, soprobably the rest of the mark is a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, and probably the rest of the mark is a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, FTG, and a fleece (Dennis, 162). Warden's Mark: 1761-1762: a crowned X (Dennis, 75). C a fleece (Dennis, 162). Warden's Mark: 1761-1762: a crowned X (Dennis, 75). C harge Mark: 1756-1762: a crowned A, incomplete (Dennis, 150). Other: Countermaharge Mark: 1756-1762: a crowned A, incomplete (Dennis, 150). Other: Countermark used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg 5929); a small rectangle. rk used after 1838: parts of insects (Rosenberg 5929); a small rectangle.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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