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Ecuelle with cover

Pierre 1er Freboul (French, master 1660, died in 1720)

Object Place: Europe, Montpellier, France


11.1 x 39.5 cm (4 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View





Ecuelle and cover. raised ecuelle with a flat circular base and rounded plain side. A flat triangular handle is soldered on each side, with a cut card border and an applied cast shelf in the middle against a matted ground. The raised stepped circular cover has an applied border of gadrooning and an applied bezel. The center is a large flat disc ornemented with a cut card work of ninepins with applied ribs, radiating from the base of the drop ring handle.


maker (underside of bowl): PF with a crown (Helft, p.204 #556, ill. p. 200).
warden's mark (underside of bowl, underside of cover-without the date letter): crowned O with two grains and MPI, Montpellier 1717-1718.
Charge mark (underside of bowl, underside of each handle, on the cover handle): N, fleur de lys, two grains: juridiction of Montpellier 1717-1721 (Tardy p.141). Three fleurs de lys and a star: underfarmer for the province of Languedoc 1700-1717.
Other (underside of bowl): unidentified countermark.

Credit Line

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