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Oval shaving-dish

French (Paris)
1784–85
Charles Louis Auguste Spriman


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

5.6 x 23.2 x 33 cm (2 3/16 x 9 1/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

1993.388b-c

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Oval shaving-dish, part of a set with 1993.388a. Deep with a chased laurel rim. The interior is chased with matted strapwork enclosing matted Vitruvian scrolls and rosettes. The detachable chin-piece is similarily chased with a laurel rim.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crown, two grains, CS, the dove of the Holy Ghost (Dennis, 320). Warden's Mark: 1784-1785: a crowned P with 84 (Dennis, 142). Charge Mark: for large work, 1783-1789: a crowned A (Dennis, 9). Other: Guarantee mark used after 1838 for old, small work: a boar's head (Tardy, p. 173). Illegible mark on the rim of the basin. on the rim of the basin.

Provenance

By 1956, S. J. Phillips, London (dealer); Spring 1956, purchased by Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI

Credit Line

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